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Unjust Enrichment: £18,000 awarded to housing charity following subletting on Airbnb
We are pleased to have acted for a London based housing charity for a claim for unjust enrichment relating to the profits made by their tenants following the subletting of their property on Airbnb. The tenants were ordered to pay our client £18,000 relating to the profit made, together with an order for our client’s legal costs.
Devonshires grows Birmingham office with new Partner hire
We're delighted to welcome Baljit Basra who joins Devonshires as a Partner increasing our total number of Partners to 55.
Devonshires welcome twelve new Trainees
On Monday 20th March, twelve new Trainee Solicitors joined the firm bringing our current total Trainee Solicitor count to 33.
Sutton Trust – Work Experience
As Corporate Partners of The Sutton Trust, a leading organisation in the social mobility space in the UK, we were fortunate enough to have hosted work placements for 6 young individuals earlier this month.
Double hire for Devonshires in Leeds
We're delighted to have hired two experienced lawyers to further strengthen our growing Leeds office!
Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 – Fire Doors
The new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (‘FSR’) are now in force.
Devonshires Act for Optivo and Southern Housing Group Limited
Devonshires is delighted to have acted for Optivo and Southern Housing Group Limited (SHGL) on their successful amalgamation to form Southern Housing.
Autumn Statement confirms rent cap of 7%
Jeremy Hunt has announced that social and affordable rent increases will be capped at 7% as of April 2023 for a period of 12 months to combat the cost of living crisis and in response to “unprecedent global headwinds” the country is facing.
Welsh Government caps rent at 6.5% for 2023
Social rents in Wales will rise by a maximum of 6.5% from April 2023 under a new settlement announced by the minister for climate change, Julie James.
Housing Ombudsman issues call for evidence on record keeping – responses due by 23 December 2022
The Housing Ombudsman has issued a call for evidence to support its next investigation which will look at record keeping and data management.
Outcome of consultation on Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 – six month no-fault notice period for converted periodic standard occupation contracts to apply from 1 June 2023
In September a consultation was issued on a proposal to extend the landlord's no-fault notice period required for converted periodic standard contracts under the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (RHWA 2016) from two months to six months.
Devonshires maintains 100% Trainee retention record
We are delighted to have retained all of our newly-qualified solicitors for the fourth consecutive year.