MSB’s Social Housing Highlight – May

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

The latest at MSB

Earlier this month Louise Murphy and Tom Stockton delivered our free monthly webinar on Housing Condition claims. Philip Coburn and George Chai have also been out and about delivering bespoke training. If you are interested in arranging training sessions with the team, please contact

In other news, Amy Tagoe, George Chai and some of our Commercial team took part in a corporate ‘retro sports day’ to raise money for the Torus Foundation, and Amy Tagoe and Rachael Payne undertook the Wirral Coastal Walk to raise money for the Anthony Walker Foundation. We love supporting great causes, so if you have any projects we can get involved in, please contact

Our recommended Book Club read this month is the ‘The Duke and I’ by Julia Quinn. Read the latest newsletter here.

Updates and insight

Amy Tagoe provided an update on the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. Read More

Rachael Payne explains what landlords need to think about when it comes to Data Protection Claims. Read More

Julia Michalczyk explains what can be done if you are experiencing access issues. Read More

Andy Moore discusses the current position of “Right to Buy”. Read More

Louise Murphy highlights the importance of personal service in Injunction Proceedings. Read More

Andrew Fairman, our compliance guru, provides an update on the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations. Read More

Housing Law News

Building Safety Bill

The Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022.

Queen’s Speech

The State Opening of Parliament took place on 10th May 2022. The Queen’s Speech announced the following bills which will be of interest to housing professionals: Social Housing Regulation Bill, Renters Reform Bill, Housing Reform Bill. More information can be found below.

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Fire Safety Act

On 18th May the Home Office published guidance for use by ‘responsible persons’ under the Fire Safety Act.  A copy of the guidance can be found below.

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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.

Case of the month

Lees v Kaye [2022] EWHC 1151 (QB) is a recent judgment on the operation of the Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) Regulations 2020.  Here, Michelle Summers explains more.

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