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Devonshires host Virtual Flower Show to support Partner Charities
Summer is fast approaching, and whilst the usual efforts of fundraising for our partner charities have been disrupted, we decided to make the most of staying at home by taking our fundraising virtual.
COVID-19: Further guidance on the planning system
The Government have recognised the inflexibility of the CIL payment regime and have announced that they will introduce amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 to enable charging authorities to defer payments and temporarily disapply late payment interest.
Government plans to relieve the restrictions on moving home
The Government has announced plans to relieve the restrictions on moving home which were imposed as part of their response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Devonshires act for GreenSquare Housing Group on £540m debt restructuring
Devonshires’ Banking team are delighted to have advised GreenSquare Housing Group on a full restructure of its funding portfolio.
Testing of employees for COVID-19
From 29 April 2020, the eligibility criteria for who can be tested for COVID-19 have been expanded.
International Corporate Governance Network response to COVID-19
The ICGN has published an open letter setting out its take on governance priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 update: Guidance for social landlords on essential moves published
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and Public Health England have jointly published guidance in respect of allocations and transfers during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
COVID-19: An Update on Possession Claims
The Courts may be limited in their ability to progress possession claims following the general stay introduced by Practice Direction 51Z which took effect on 27 March 2020.
Right to Rent survives the Court of Appeal
The Right to Rent Scheme requires landlords (including registered providers of social housing) to check the immigration status of tenants and potential tenants (and licensees).
New Emergency Permitted Development Rights to deal with Coronavirus
Order comes into effect to amend Permitted Development rights to allow local authorities and certain health service bodies to carry out development for dealing with emergencies.
Swaythling and Yarlington “radiate” joy with 612 unit stock acquisition
Real Estate and Projects have completed a stock acquisition on behalf of Radian from LiveWest Homes.
Devonshires advise first clients on Commercial Paper Programme to access the Covid Corporate Financing Facility
Devonshires are delighted to have advised its first clients on the establishment of commercial paper programmes to enable them to access the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility.