Webinars & Podcasts
Catch-up with our most recent Devonshires Webinars. Our page is regularly refreshed, providing you with the most relevant and up to date information.
The Government’s eagerly awaited White Paper has arrived and brings with it proposals for significant reform which will impact both the private rented sector and registered providers. Anna Bennett, Lee Russell, and Samantha Grix will outline the White Paper’s proposals; from the abolition of section 21, reformed grounds for possession to a whole new ombudsman – this session will bring you right up to date.
Recovering rent for specialised supported housing can be fraught with issues given the need for rent levels to be agreed. Caroline Mostowfi and Samantha Grix will cover what SSH is, how you can avoid running into problems in recovering rent and how to manage SSH when transferring stock.
Rebecca Brady and Katy Holmes provide an introduction to lease extensions in relation to both flats and houses. They also consider the procedure in the legislation and the notices which need to be served.
Hetal Ruparelia and Samantha Grix host the first in our “Focus On” series which gives a short overview of the law relating to CCTV followed by an extended period for participant questions and interaction on the subject. This allows for a deeper dive into the day to day issues faced by participants and provide a platform for sharing good practice.
Jatinder Bhamber and Lina Amir look at the Government’s recent approach to leasehold reform including the introduction of the new model shared ownership lease and the recent enactment of the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022.
On 22 March 2022 the Housing Ombudsman published its latest spotlight report, examining landlords’ engagement with private freeholders and managing agents. Victoria Smith and Mark Foxcroft will be considering the report, taking you through the recommendations and what they mean for registered providers.
In this Webinar, Anna Bennett and Zoe McLean-Wells discuss the particular risks associated with hoarding and challenges social landlords face in trying to support their residents to clear excessive clutter. We review the legal remedies available to landlords to resolve hoarding cases where all other support fails.
This explores the different approaches to care home development and focus on particular nuances which apply to both the construction and longer term occupation considerations where a lease approach is used. Caroline Mostowfi and Kathryn Kligerman explore specific terms which should be carefully considered as part of any deal from a tenant/provider’s perspective.
Those who own or manage hostel accommodation will often have to deal with serious issues in relation to nuisance and anti-social behaviour which can have significant impact on other service users. In this session, Donna McCarthy and Samantha Grix look at matters specific to hostel management including raising safeguarding alerts and reporting to CQC.
With the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 set to be implemented on 15 July 2022, Vicky Smith and Lee Russell will take you through the key changes being introduced by the Act. They will look at what the changes mean for landlords and the steps landlords should now be taking ahead of implementation.
In this session, hosts Donna McCarthy, Anna Bennett, Hetal Ruparelia, Jatinder Bhamber and Zoe McLean-Wells provide an overview of the recent activity of the Housing Ombudsman; give top tips for dealing with pre-action data breach claims and bring you our usual case-law update in Tenancy and Leasehold Management.
In this webinar, Anna Bennett and Rebecca Brady will discuss good practice when it comes to running possession claims based on Anti-Social Behaviour. They will discuss what is necessary for building a strong case, evidence gathering, the importance of regular reviews and having high-level oversight of possession claims based on anti-social behaviour at key stages.