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Successful homelessness judicial review case against Redbridge Council
This matter involved a claim in the High Court for judicial review against Redbridge Council for failure to comply with...Read more
Success in Court of Appeal in child disability...
The Court of Appeal has today handed judgment in the case of Harrington v Secretary of State for Work and...Read more
High Court finds Westminster Council’s Housing Scheme...
Westminster City Council’s housing allocation scheme found to be unlawful The High Court has today handed down judgment finding...Read more
Housing allocation case questions lawfulness of council’s...
Until February 2022, the social housing allocation scheme for the London Borough of Newham allowed people who lived outside the borough...Read more
Legacy benefits uplift: appeal granted by Court of...
On 18 February 2022 the High Court dismissed the case brought by Osbornes on behalf of 4 claimants challenging the governments failure to...Read more
Council overturns unlawful housing policy
Homeless teenager claims victory for more than 1,200 homeless people after forcing council to overturn unlawful housing policy A homeless teenager...Read more
Homeless Teenager takes London Council to High Court
A homeless teenager is taking a London council to the High Court for ‘unlawfully’ banning hundreds of homeless people from...Read more
Housing Disrepair Scandal in South London
Following an investigation by ITV nearly 500 homes in the Eastfields Estate in Mitcham, south London, owned by the housing association...Read more
Council to amend unlawful housing allocation banding process
For the last 8 years Brent Council has stopped the majority of homeless applicants from bidding for rehousing, treating them as ‘...Read more
EU Nationals with Pre-Settled Status entitled to benefits...
Court Judgment means EU Nationals with Pre-Settled Status can access benefits and housing On 18 December 2020 the Court of Appeal handed...Read more
Young mother secures accommodation after illegal evictions during...
Here at Osbornes we have seen illegal evictions on the increase during this global pandemic. Osbornes have been advising many...Read more
Osbornes applying to Supreme Court in housing possession...
In the case of Gateway Housing Association –v- Begum (2) the Court of Appeal recently decided that a tenant must leave...Read more
Eviction from home of vulnerable man during lockdown...
Osbornes were instructed just before the lockdown to prevent the eviction of a vulnerable man with capacity issues. He had...Read more
Housing disrepair issues resolved after three years
Osbornes were instructed on behalf of a disabled tenant who had been decanted from her temporary accommodation for some three...Read more
Is the delay in the Renters Reform Bill...
There have been issues tenants have faced for a long time before pandemic; namely no fault evictions and the other...Read more
Up Up and away to the First Tier...
This year we assisted in written representations for a welfare benefit case in the Upper Tribunal. This is a Housing...Read more
You are homeless because you are in shared...
It is well established that shared facilities are not suitable for families with children as long term accommodation. The client...Read more
I am vulnerable and homeless but the Council...
Homelessness law and procedure can be very complicated. We hope this blog gives you some helpful pointers but it is...Read more
Case news: Housing benefit decision addresses issue of...
The background You might be forgiven for thinking that the question of whether a course is full time or part...Read more
I have a disrepair issue can I withhold...
Withholding rent is not your best course of action. I see the logic in using the non-payment of rent as...Read more
Universal Credit Claims and Personal Injury Compensation
The general rule on entitlement to Universal Credit is that a person is not entitled if they have capital of...Read more
Possession – A New Dawn!
On 21st July 2019 the Government launched a consultation to seek views on implementing their decision to remove section 21 of the...Read more
Homelessness- The suitability of bed and breakfast accommodation
There is tremendous pressure on local authorities to house individuals and families for many reasons including unaffordable private rents and...Read more
Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions
Landlords have the option to bring an injunction against tenants in the event they are committing anti-social behaviour. The injunction...Read more