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Category Archives: Housing

Swain & Co. Success: Prisoners Housing Rights

Swain & Co. we are pleased to be able to offer our clients a range of services and often can use the combined expertise of departments to promote the rights of our clients. This was exactly what happened in our recent success for a client. The combined efforts of our Prison Law team and our…
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Swain & Co. keeping up tradition

We were pleased to read a brief history about South Street in Havant, where some of our offices are based, and discover that solicitors have been in South Street since the mid 1750’s. The piece in PO9 Newspaper looked back 100 years when South Street was the main route to Langstone before the A27 was…
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‘I am leaving’ … but only when I can afford to!

Research shows that thousands of people have to live with ex-partners after making the emotional decision to end a relationship. This is in a bid to save money amid soaring housing costs. The research suggests that 235,000 Londoners are choosing to move in with a current partner for mainly financial reasons. A further 128,000 have…
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Councils try to move poor families out of London

Vulnerable families on housing benefit could be moved out of London due to housing benefit caps, under plans being drawn up by local authorities. Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Newham are councils considering proposals to send families away to Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Stoke on Trent. The councils are accused of ‘social cleansing’ after Newham council…
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Housing Benefit Ruling

Landlords are not party to tenants’ housing benefit appeals. This was the outcome of a hearing in the Court of Appeal, the decision from which was published on 28th March 2012. Specialist housing solicitor Kelly Evans of Swain & Co said, “Salisbury Independent Living Ltd. had sought to bring appeals against decisions in respect of…
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Legal Aid Reforms Challenged

Legal Aid reforms challenged The government has suffered two further defeats over its planned legal aid reforms.   Peers have voted in favour of amendments to retain funding for children and young people. Samantha Lee, a Partner and specialist Family and Childcare lawyer at Swain & Co said, “I welcome this development as it is…
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Discrimination against people with mental health problems

The Lancet study found that one in four mentally ill people have been attacked in the last year (as reported by the BBC on 28th February 2012). The underlying reasons behind this saddening statistic are complex, as is the subject of mental illness. But generally, people with mental illnesses are likely to struggle with personal relationships,…
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