To ask the Minister for Communities whether he has given consideration to introducing a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating requirement in order to rent out a domestic property, as will be the case in England and Wales from April 2018. Mr Steven Agnew, Green Party AQW 2781/16-21
The complex issue of antisocial behaviour (ASB) in a housing context has been discussed several times in Housing Rights’ articles and through case reports. Providing advice and assistance to those affected by ASB is an important area of our work.
Housing Rights has a great new programme of courses running until December 2016, covering all aspects of delivering housing advice including welfare reform, housing debt, accessing housing, antisocial behavior and more.
On Monday the Assembly debated the current Housing Selection Scheme, the system which determines to whom an offer of social housing is made. The Assembly called on the Minister for Communities to bring forward a replacement to the scheme that would ensure a fairer and more transparent system of assessing need.
Solicitor Carmel Ferguson looks at a recent judicial review into London Borough of Southwark’s refusal to allow an applicant to make a fresh application for homelessness assistance, after the applicant’s original application was unsuccessful.