Jarvis and others are seeking a Mandatory Order from the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice at the Royal Courts of Justice.
The claim has been sealed by the court, the defendants have been served with the court approved documents and the claim is now active.
A Mandatory Order is also known by another name, the writ of Mandamus. This is a common law claim.
Mandamus (“We command”) is a judicial remedy in the form of an order from a superior court, to any government subordinate court, corporation, or public authority—to do (or forbear from doing) some specific act which that body is obliged under law to do (or refrain from doing)—and which is in the nature of public duty, and in certain cases one of a statutory duty. It cannot be issued to compel an authority to do something against statutory provision.
The claim is simple in that Leeds City Council have not followed the law by enforcing tenancy contracts with equality.
If you support us in this claim, you support every law abiding man and woman in the country as this claim may set the precedent that others may make claims of a similar nature, to hold those in authority to account for their wrong doing and inaction.
“Leeds City Council an Authority of Inequality”
A writ is being sought before the Royal Courts of Justice to order and direct Leeds City Council to follow the law.
The case is simple and straightforward in that multiple examples may be brought before the Court to show that when it comes to acting as a local authority Leeds City Council has failed in its duty of care.
Recently the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan said: “Sometimes we don’t get things right and we need to acknowledge that.” after the Council sought an injunction and failed to prevent a public interest news story being published exposing failures. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/transparency-vow-after-u-turn-on-leeds-councillors-tax-arrears-1-8329541
It is understood that there are tens of thousands of people on the housing waiting list in Leeds alone, people desperate and in need, whilst on the flip side there may be people in social housing who are simply abusing the system whilst Leeds City Council turn the blind eye provided that rent accounts are up to date.
There is no real deterrent in place for tenancy contract breakers and there has become a growing culture of tenants terrorising other tenants in social housing.
Leeds City Council recognises this by instructing tenants to call the Police in, but then the Council fails to enforce the publically available tenancy contract (available here http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Tenancy%20Agreement%20Jan%202014.pdf ) with regard to the criminality that has been reported making certain Council estates unsafe places for people to reside.
“Equality before the law is both mandatory and paramount.” Legal Maxim
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