Cornerstone Housing Newsletter – March 2022

02 Mar 2022



March 2022

Hot off the press!
Andy Lane and Tara O’Leary

It has been 12 months since the last Cornerstone Barristers’ Housing Newsletter but we haven’t been idle during that time! For example, we have:


“Everyone In”: policy or no policy and the duty to consult/publish

Author: Matthew Feldman

In R(on the application of ZLL) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2022] EWHC 85 (Admin), Fordham J considered the “Everyone In” initiative which was launched in March 2020 to assist local authorities to provide accommodation for all rough sleepers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 


A single social tenancy: significant changes to housing law in Wales

Author: Sarah Salmon

It is almost 20 years ago when, in November 2003, the Law Commission released Renting Homes (Law Com No 284) suggesting a new legal framework to regulate the relationship between landlords and the occupiers of residential accommodation.


The old new Civil Procedure Rules and the new (old) requirement for fairness

Author: Catherine Rowlands

The Civil Procedure Rules have gone through many changes since they came into force in 1999. On 4 April 2022, the 140th amendment will come into force. 140 amendments in 23 years is an average of just over six a year. 23 years in, the word “new” has finally been removed from the first Rule.


Anti-social behaviour and the Equality Act 2010: a cautionary tale

Author: Alistair Cantor

Alistair Cantor examines the recent decision in Rosebery Housing Association Limited v Williams & Anr [2021] EW Misc 22, a decision that serves as a reminder both of the difficult issues to be navigated when anti-social behaviour and protected characteristics intersect, and the dangers of failing to do so effectively.


Zoom webinar: The cost of getting it wrong – ASB and the Equality Act 2010

Date: 07.03.2022
Time: 11:00 – 12:00


Zoom webinar: Sub-letting & unlawful profit orders – getting over the line

Date: 15.03.2022
Time: 11:00 – 12:00


Zoom webinar: Recent developments in PSED law and practice – A housing practitioner’s guide to the Pubic Sector Equality Duty

Date: 12.05.2022
Time: 11:00 – 12:00




Court of Appeal cooks the (Canada) Goose: final injunctions can be granted against ‘newcomers’ – Ranjit Bhose QC, Wayne Beglan

Property guardianship companies and director held liable for failing to licence premises as an HMO – Tara O’Leary

A blight on our modern society: local authority secures an unlawful profit order for subletting since 2003 – Sarah Salmon

No late review of a s.107D(3) notice – R(oao) Kalonga -v- LB Croydon – Riccardo Calzavara

Past webinars

Zoom webinar: Goosey Goosey Gonder

Zoom webinar: Housing Week Day 1 – Housing litigation post lockdown: everything you need to know

Zoom webinar: Housing Week Day 2 – Allocation and homelessness: what are the key issues facing local authorities?

Zoom webinar: Housing Week Day 3 – Dealing with vulnerable tenants

Zoom webinar: Housing Week Day 4 – Housing-related Judicial Review

Zoom webinar: Housing Week Day 5 – Collection and use of personal data: a guide for social landlords

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