Many in the housing law world have been awaiting the decision in this case with interest, as it has potentially far reaching implications for homeless applicants and local authorities alike.
7 June 2013 – Ms Samuels made an application as homeless to Birmingham City Council (“BCC”)
This site is in the Green Belt and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). A previous enforcement notice and planning appeal had been dismissed by the Secretary of State in 2014. Guildford Borough Council (GBC) then declined to determine subsequent planning applications made in 2017 and 2018. So there was nothing in the pipeline in terms of any outstanding application/appeal when the injunction application was heard earlier this year.
This is an update to our report below in this section about the High Court judgment in the case of LB Bromley v Persons Unknown & London Gypsies and Travellers (LGT). In giving her final order, Mulcahy J has given…
The Community Law Partnership (“CLP”) is a firm of solicitors in Birmingham City Centre specialising in Housing, Community Care, and Public Law.
In the case of Gzala Saddique v Zarina Begum and Muhammad Munir we have successfully represented our client to set aside two transfers of the legal estate of her property on grounds of duress and undue influence so as to gain full legal title.
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What happens when a landlord wants to evict a tenant for anti-social behaviour (ASB) having already obtained an order for possession on the ground of rent arrears?
The landlord will usually ask the court to consider whether or not to suspend the warrant in light of the allegations of ASB, even if the court would be prepared to suspend the warrant in light of the rent arrears.
The Community Law Partnership (CLP) is an award winning, progressive firm of solicitors specialising in the law relating to Housing and Public Law. Amongst other things, we provide advice and assistance to homeless people in Birmingham who may include rough sleepers. Some of our clients may have to resort to begging due to being impoverished.
Obviously, nobody condones anti-social behaviour (ASB) but rough sleeping and/or begging do not amount to ASB in themselves. Sufficient methods already exist to deal with ASB such as the Vagrancy Act 1824, the Highways Act 1980 and the Public Order Act 1986. There is a grave danger that any blanket order will catch innocent people who are not guilty of any ASB.
1. The Community Law Partnership (‘CLP’) is a radical, progressive and award-winning SRA Regulated firm of Solicitors specialising in representing clients in the field of Housing, Public, and Community Care Law. Based in Central Birmingham, CLP incorporates the ground-breaking national Travellers Advice Team.
2. CLP has been at the forefront of the development of the areas of law that is specialises in and over the last 20 years has seen cases in the superior courts including the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.