Article – Possession Claims – Why you should always rely on section 8 as well as section 21 during a pandemic.

Graeme Kirk explains the recent decision of Master Dagnall and the wide-ranging issues it raises in the area of housing law.

Property: Illegality Defence: Stoffel & Co v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42

Dominic Bright discusses the recent Supreme Court decision explaining how the new policy-based illegality defence applies in relation to the case of Stoffel and Co v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42.

Property: No reward for a cynical breach of a restrictive covenant

Adam Swirsky analyses the Supreme Court decision regarding a cynical disregard of a restrictive covenant in regards to the case of Millgate Developments Ltd and another v Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust and another [2020] UKSC 45.

Property: Residential evictions: where are we now?

Oscar Davies gives an update on where we are currently with residential evictions, the general ban and its exceptions.

Property: Access to Social Housing and Discrimination: R (on the application of Z and another) v Hackney London Borough Council and another [2020] UKSC 40, 16 October 2020

Barbara Zeitler analyses the recent Supreme Court decision relating to social housing and discrimination in regard to the case of R (on the application of Z and another) v Hackney London Borough Council and another [2020] UKSC 40.

Property: RIGHT TO MANAGE: what constitutes a “separate dwelling”?

Winston Jacob briefly analyses the guidance provided by the President of the Upper Tribunal in Q Studios (Stoke) RTM Co Ltd v Premier Ground Rents No. 6 Ltd [2020] UKUT 197 (LC) as to when a separate set of premises is a “flat” and when it is “occupied, or intended to be occupied, for residential purposes” and therefore subject to the right to manage provisions of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.