Earlier this year we started our ‘Landlord Law Legal Cases‘ series of webinars. These are where I look at one specific case in discussion with one of the barristers appearing in the case.
Probably the most significant case in recent weeks has been the case of Tyler v. Carr where Mr Tyler, a disabled man, had his application for a tenancy rejected out of hand by a letting agency because it was ‘company policy’ to refuse to rent to applicants on benefit. I looked at it in the post here.
The case was heard recently at York where the Judge made a declaration stating that the defendant had indirectly discriminated against Mr Tyler, which was unlawful.
The case was supported by Shelter and the barrister in the case was Tessa Buchanan of Garden Court Chambers who specialises in social welfare and housing law.
Although this is ‘only’ a County Court case and therefore strictly speaking not a legal authority, it is nevertheless an important case. I am delighted therefore to announce that I will be discussing the case and its significance with Tessa Buchanan (another Tessa!) on Tuesday 13 October 2020 at 10.30 am.
All the previous webinars in this series have been chargeable with proceeds going to charity (mostly Crisis) but we decided to make this webinar free. It is, after all, a ‘tenant’ case and so it should be affordable for hard-up tenants.
I hope you will be able to join Tessa and myself for what I am sure will be a most interesting webinar.