MSB’s Social Housing Highlight – March

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

The latest at MSB

This month, we’re introducing our employment team! Our team of experts can provide advice and assistance to your HR departments on all things employment law. You can find their helpful employment law update, here.

Earlier this month, Louise Murphy and Andy Moore delivered our free monthly webinar along with Janine Green of Janine Green ASB. The training involved a mock trial, which featured some of our team showing off their acting skills. It was such a success that we ran the webinar for a second time later in the month.

If you’re interested in arranging bespoke training sessions with the team, please contact

We’ve been celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) across the firm throughout March, with the inspirational women at MSB sharing their thoughts on this year’s theme, #BreakTheBias. We also hosted International Women’s Day celebratory lunch together with Agent. In addition, we sponsored Open Media’s IWD campaign, which saw some incredible women featured on their digital screens across the country.

In some very exciting news, Amy Tagoe has been appointed to the Board of Women in Social Housing North West. We also celebrated the happy news that Andrew Fairman and his wife found out that they are having a baby girl!

Our trainees Julia Michalczyk and Beth McKeown have been busy with exams on their LPC, with Julia passing her solicitor accounts exam with flying colours – congratulations, Julia!

Finally, we’re delighted to have welcomed a new legal assistant in the team – Hannah Mullen has joined us and has made a great addition. We’re sure you’ll be seeing more of her.

Updates and insight

Amy Tagoe shares some helpful tips on dealing with abandoned vehicles. Read More

Rachael Payne provides a summary of the current position with the Human Rights Act Consultation. Read More

Thomas Stockton comments on the Housing Ombudsman’s spotlight on Damp and Mould. Read More

Beth McKeown discusses the importance of a good Part 35 report in Housing Disrepair matters. Read More

Housing Law News

Homes for Ukraine Scheme

On 14th March 2022 the Government launched its Homes for Ukraine scheme.

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Regulating the Standards

On 16th March the Regulator of Social Housing published updated Regulating the Standards information.

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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

6th April 2022

Our next free webinar, ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancies and Section 21 Notices’ is coming up soon. 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.

29th June 2022

It’s back! Joins us for ‘Sangria & Social Housing’, an evening of networking, food and drinks at Manchester’s Evuna from 5pm-9pm, following the Chartered Institute of Housing’s award-winning annual conference. We’d love to see you there! Email to be added to our guest list.

Poplar HARCA v Kerr (unreported)

This case considered whether grounds of possession excluded within a tenancy agreement could later be introduced as grounds of possession. Read Andy Moore’s helpful summary of the case, below.

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