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Welcome to the summer 2018 edition of Housing Litigation Update.

We begin by looking at one of our cases involving a stock transfer housing association and the use of mandatory Ground 7A.

We then move on to consider an interesting case where the basis of an appeal was whether a tenant's breach was a "relevant breach" for the purpose of possession proceedings.

We then look at a case where damages were awarded in an unlawful eviction case before moving on to consider guidance given by the Court of Appeal in respect of vulnerable people and in priority need of assistance under the Housing Act 1996.

We continue to see a number of public law defences being raised in possession proceedings, and so our focus turns to a recent case where such a defence was unsuccessfully raised before going on to consider a case involving an application to suspend a warrant of possession.

With so many Bills in the pipeline, we end with issues worthy of note, which includes an important correction to an article contained in our Spring Edition of HLU. We would like to thank one of our readers for drawing this error to our attention.

We hope that you find this edition of interest and value. We always welcome any feedback and suggestions for future articles, so please feel free to email us at hlu@trowers. com with any comments or observations.

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