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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
High Court challenge the denial of benefit increases...
The High Court is to decide whether it was lawful of the Government not to give nearly 2million people on...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
What does the national lockdown mean for possession...
The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption to all elements of life, and possession proceedings are no exception. The number of...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
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
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
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
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
Case Summary: Private Tenant affected by leaks settles...
Our client had a private sector tenancy for a flat located in a block owned by a local authority. Our...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
No recourse to public funds in the time...
Anyone working in the field of social welfare law will be familiar with the term “no recourse to public funds”....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
Harassment and Unlawful Evictions of Tenants during COVID-19...
At these hugely challenging times, I thought it would be helpful to provide some insight for tenants facing harassment and...Read more
The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Social Care
The Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) came into law on 25 March 2020 and passed sweeping emergency legislation that is unprecedented in peacetime....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
COVID-19 – the impact on landlords of residential properties...
From the 26th March 2020, landlords will have to give their tenants 3 months’ notice if they intend to seek possession compared...Read more