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Cornerstone Housing Newsletter - February 2021

22.02.2021

** *||* February 2021 The Editors speak... Andy Lane and Tara O'Leary We last produced a Housing newsletter in May 2020. That was the time of the first pandemic lockdown, and

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Reasonable preference and local residence

19.02.2021

By Matt Hutchings QC Looking back twelve years to 2009, it is tempting to view that year as a golden moment for local authority housing policy makers. That is not to

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PSED and Housing: what’s left to decide?

19.02.2021

By Ruchi Parekh In housing law circles, 2020 was arguably the year of the Public Sector Equality Duty (“PSED”). The issue was the sole focus of a number of housing related

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ICO launches new toolkit: Using data analytics in public decision-making

19.02.2021

By Dr Christina Lienen The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a toolkit this week aimed at organisations, including local authorities, who are considering implementing data analytics into the running of their

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New Statutory Guidance on Data Sharing

19.02.2021

By John Fitzsimons In December 2020 the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘the ICO”) published its new Data Sharing Code of Practice. The Code aims to provide practical guidance for organisations about sharing

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Homelessness and Allocations – what now post Brexit?

19.02.2021

By Peggy Etiebet At 11pm on 31 December 2020 (the implementation period (“IP”) completion date) the UK withdrew from the EU. What effect has this had on local authority assessments of

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Time is an illusion

19.02.2021

By Catherine Rowlands “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so” said Douglas Adams. In lockdown, time seems to be a meaningless construct. What day is it today? Who knows, who even

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Ending a tenancy following the death of the tenant: Court of Appeal clarifies Notices to Quit regime

19.02.2021

By Dr Christina Lienen When an assured or secure sole tenant dies and there is no other person entitled to statutorily succeed to the tenancy, a contractual tenancy will continue to

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Pressing pause on bankruptcy and possession action under new the Debt Respite (Breathing Space) Scheme

19.02.2021

By Richard Hanstock of Cornerstone Barristers, and Vicki Hanstock, Lawyer at One Legal, the shared legal services for Gloucester City, Stroud District, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Borough Councils. On 4 May 2021,

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Case law update

19.02.2021

By Tara O'Leary Homelessness R (Minnott) v Cambridge CC [2021] EWHC 211 (Admin) A judicial review irrationality challenge in which the court upheld a local authority’s decision that a homeless applicant did

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