Housing Rights and the Rule of Law - Podcast
Joining us for this podcast are Liz Davies KC (Garden Court Chambers) and Morayo Fagborun Bennett (Gatehouse Chambers), both of whom are barristers with great expertise in housing law. Several aspects of the Rule of Law are at stake in the area of housing rights. Stability and clarity of the law are important when dealing with something as integral to day to day life as housing. There is also a human rights dimension. Housing rights not only affect people's ability to access shelter, they directly impact access to employment and can impact children's access to education, as well as other socio-economic rights.
This episode was recorded on the 21st October 2022, just after Liz Truss had resigned as Prime Minister, and refers to her commitment to abolish no-fault evictions under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. Viewers of the podcast may be interested to know that this proposed reform is still being debated in Parliament, and was discussed in a House of Commons select committee report on Reforming the Private Rented Sector, published on 9th February 2023.
The presenter of this podcast is Isabella Taylor, who studies at the University of Cambridge and volunteered for our Public and Youth Engagement programme during 2022.