Jim Shepherd and Dominic Preston discuss new legislation, human rights, possession claims, protection from eviction, right to buy, allocations, homelessness and anti-social behaviour
The Housing Act 2004 continues to be brought into force: Housing Act 2004 (Commencement No 5 and Transitional Provisions and Savings) (England) Order 2006 (SI no 2006/1060) affecting parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 of the Act.
The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) Regulations 2006 (SI no 2006/1294) came into force on 1 June 2006. Local authorities may not allocate accommodation under Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996, or provide assistance under the homeless provisions of Part 7 of the Act, to persons from abroad who are ineligible for assistance (ss160A and 185 Housing Act 1996). The regulations prescribe both the classes of persons subject to immigration control, who are...