MSB’s Social Housing Highlight – June

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

The latest at MSB

This month, Louise Murphy delivered our free monthly webinar on Social Housing and Succession. Andy Moore has also been out and about delivering bespoke training. If you are interested in arranging training sessions with the team, please contact

We are very proud of George Chai from the social housing team who was offered a training contract with MSB to start in September. Well done, George!

In other news, Amy Tagoe and Rachael Payne attended some Women in Property networking events and Louise Murphy, Amy Tagoe and Rachael Payne attended the Manchester Law Society Awards with some of our Manchester family team. Phillip Coburn attended the Forum for the Built Environment Residential Forum and Andy Moore and Phillip Coburn even got to enjoy some sun at the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament.

We have also been supporting Pride Month, with images and quotes from our team featuring on Open Media’s billboards across Liverpool. Rachael Payne and Julia Michalczyk have been providing colleagues with daily recommendations on TV shows, books and films to enjoy, to celebrate and learn more about Pride.

We love supporting great causes, so if you have any projects you would like us to get involved with, please contact

Our recommended Book Club read this month is ‘Holy Island’ by L J Ross. Read the latest newsletter here.

Updates and insight

Louise Murphy provided a helpful summary on the new housing legislation in the pipeline. Read More

Andy Moore explained more about the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act. Read More

Amy Tagoe shares some helpful advice on how to tackle unruly gardens. Read More

Phillip Coburn helpfully summarises the recent decision on S21 notices and Gas Safety Certificates. Read More

Housing Law News

Social Housing Regulation Bill

On 8th June, the DLUHC introduced the Social Housing Regulation Bill into the House of Lords and announced that under the bill the Regulator of Social Housing will have stronger powers to issue unlimited fines on failing social landlords, enter properties with only 48 hours’ notice, and make emergency repairs where there is a serious risk to tenants. The second reading will take place on 27th June 2022.

Right to Buy to be extended

On 9th June 2022, the Prime Minister announced that the Right to Buy scheme would be extended to housing association tenants. There was also a pledge to build a new social home for every one sold.

Renters Reform Bill

On 16th June 2022, the DLUHC published ‘A fairer private rented sector’ their White Paper setting out how they intend to improve the quality of housing in the private rented sector through the Renters Reform Bill.

End to PD55C

The last remaining requirement of PD55C will end on 30th June. After this date landlords will no longer be required to file and serve a notice about any known effect of coronavirus on a tenant.

Upcoming events

28-30th June 2022

Housing 2022. We’re delighted to be delivering two sessions on the Knowledge Stage at the 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.

6th July 2022

Our next free webinar, ‘Compliance’ is on 6th July 2022 via Zoom. Please email

If you want to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on free training and events, please get in touch.

7th July 2022

MSB are exhibiting at the Manchester Business Fair taking place on 7th July. Free visitor tickets are available here.

Come and say hello if you are attending!

13th July 2022

Our employment team are hosting an employment seminar in the Royal Liver Building. The event will cover getting recruitment right and key changes to employment law. A must attend event for any HR department. Find out more information here.

20th July 2022

Andy Moore and Phillip Coburn are attending the Resolve ASB Conference in London.

Case of the month

Khan v Mehmood [2022] EWCA Civ 791 the Court of Appeal held that the 10% Simmons v Castle uplift applied to damages for breach of a repairing covenant. Read Tom Stockton’s helpful update here.