Housing court proposals met with scepticism

Government proposals to establish a specialist housing court in the hope of reducing delays have been met with scepticism by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) this week.

25 Jan 2019

Government proposals to establish a specialist housing court in the hope of reducing delays have been met with scepticism by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) this week.

The CJC said it would not support a major redesign of the system for handling housing cases at this time.

“[Particularly when] the court reform programme and the increasing digitalisation of procedures within the courts and tribunal service is yet to be completed or evaluated,” it said.

The CJC said the resources needed to make such a change would be better put to use improving the current court system.

Responding to a Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) consultation on the matter, the CJC noted the “narro...

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