MSB’s Social Housing Highlight – April

Bringing you all the latest updates from the world of Social Housing.

We are also introducing our commercial property team this month. They can provide advice and assistance in relation to all aspects of residential and commercial property acquisitions, development and disposals.

The latest at MSB

Earlier this month Phillip Coburn and Rachael Payne delivered our free monthly webinar on Assured Shorthold Tenancies and S21 Notices. If you are interested in arranging training sessions with the team please contact

Our new Manchester Office is up and running and the team have been attending a number of events and meetings in the city. If you fancy popping in to see us, just give us a call.

We welcomed a new solicitor, Michelle Summers, who is a great addition to the team!

The firm donated Easter eggs to a client to distribute within their community. We love supporting great causes, so if you have any projects you would like us to get involved with please contact

Good News! Our trainees Julia Michalczyk and Beth McKeown have passed their recent exams. It won’t be long until they are fully qualified solicitors. It is a very exciting future for the team as we also celebrated our paralegal George Chai getting a training contract with the firm.

Our recommended Book Club read this month is the Flat Share by Beth O’Leary. Read the latest newsletter here.

Updates and insight

Louise Murphy considers the increase in Housing Conditions Claims and what can be done. Read More

Andrew Fairman provides useful updates on the changes to the Building Safety bill. Read More

Andrew Fairman provides useful updates on the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations. Read More

George Chai shares top tips for Assured Shorthold Tenancy Start-Up. Read More

Amy Tagoe explains what can be done to tackle cuckooing. Read More

Housing Law News

Department for Levelling Up, Housing And Communities Consultation

The deadline for responding to the consultation on the law on joint tenancies and the impact on victims of domestic violence is 10th May 2022.

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Right to Rent Checks

The Home Office published updated guidance on the right to rent checks on 6th April. The latest guidance is below.

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CPR Part 65 – ASB

Amendments to the CPR come into force on 6th April 2022.

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Upcoming events

4th May 2022

Our next free webinar, ‘Housing Conditions’ is on 4th May 2022 via Zoom. Please email to book your place. If you want to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on free training and events please get in touch.

18th May 2022

WISH North West is hosting an event showcasing inspiration and guidance on how to empower our communities and our people. If you would like to attend or find out more about the event, click here.

8th June 2022

Our employment team is delivering a free seminar on employment law and will cover employment law and HR updates, and how to manage stress in the workplace. The seminar is taking place at Relish in the Liver Building, 2pm-4pm.

Please get in touch with Amy Forshaw at if you would like to come along.

28-30th June 2022

Housing 2022. We’re delighted to be delivering two sessions on the Knowledge Stage at Chartered Institute of Housing’s award-winning annual conference on 28th and 30th June 2022!

On 29th June 2022 we’ll be hosting ‘Sangria & Social Housing’, an evening of networking, food and drinks at Manchester’s Evuna from 5pm-9pm. We would love to see you there! Email to be added to the guest list.

Case of the month

Axnoller Events Ltd v Brake [2022] EWHC 459 (Ch)

This case considered when the court can make a forthwith possession order. Read Phillip Coburn’s helpful summary of the case below.

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