Local Government

Local authorities are facing a period of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Lawyers are required to guide elected officials, council workers and the public through this process often with little support or guidance.

LexisPSL Local Government helps support local authority lawyers. With clear and concise practice notes, it provides access to detailed guidance written by experts in local government law- from private practice and LexisNexis- that will help you to interpret the primary law and guide implementation. There is access to amended current legislation and to case law which is updated on a weekly basis to check your interpretation of the law and support your decisions, with legislation and precedent to reduce the risk of challenge. Our expert team also analyse the latest cases and developments to bring you the most comprehensive news alerts.

With legal teams discharging their current responsibilities to the same high standards with fewer resources and a reduction in the number of specialist lawyers, there is an increased risk of providing incorrect advice and judicial review of decisions taken based on that advice. With LexisPSL Local Government you will spend less time on research and remain confident you are always up to date with the latest changes in the law.

Local Government guidance:

Obtaining possession There are various ways that a secure tenancy can be ended, and the landlord obtain possession. A secure tenant can end the tenancy by...

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Brent London Borough Council v Reynolds [2001] All ER (D) 28 (Dec) ‘HMOs are, or are usually, domestic premises originally designed for occupation by one...

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The Care Act 2014 (CA 2014) received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. The majority of CA 2014 came into force between October 2014 and April 2015. The remaining...

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The remedies open to social landlords to combat nuisance tenants or those involved with crime have gradually been extended by a series of reforms since the...

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Local traffic authorities Under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (RTRA 1984), as amended, the traffic authorities that may control road traffic on...

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The quality of highway maintenance required of those responsible for it depends almost entirely on the expected ordinary traffic on the highway in...

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Highways not maintainable There are some, but very few, highways for which nobody has any liability for maintenance. All other highways are maintainable...

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Common law and statute law In relation to highways, the law of nuisance overlaps considerably with the statutory law (mostly in the Highways Act 1980 (HiA...

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Mandatory licensing Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004) places a duty on a local housing authority (LHA) to effectively implement mandatory licensing...

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There are some basic elements of local authorities that tend to be overlooked by new members (councillors) and new officers alike, including...

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Legal status of local authorities Superficially, those elected to run a local authority will take decisions as they see fit, according to their electoral...

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This Practice Note summarises the application, purpose, content and structure of the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) as it applies to England and...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Act 2018 (ST(VDA)A 2018) received Royal Assent on 10 May 2018 and once in force it will...

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This Practice Note explains what unlawful eviction is, how and when it may arise from a civil and criminal perspective, the civil remedies available and...

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Street works at common law At common law it is a nuisance to interfere with the surface of a highway. When the nineteenth-century utility companies began...

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What is Judicial Review? Judicial review or JR is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the exercise of public functions...

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