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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).
The Coronavirus Act 2020
The provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 which relate to residential tenancies are now in force.
Summary of Key Budget Announcements for Housing Providers
Following today's Budget announcement, the first since December's general election, Rishi Sunak has provided much to consider.
A message to our clients regarding Coronavirus/Covid 19
We are confident that our Business Continuity Plans will enable us to maintain our high level of service quality for clients.
Electrical safety inspections and private registered providers: why it matters
On 31st October last year the Government published the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.
Rent Standard 2020 – Final version published!
The Regulator of Social Housing has published its response to the consultation on the Rent Standard 2020 and issued the final version of the Standard which will apply from 1 April 2020.
Exempt social housing from Section 21 reforms, Devonshires urges the Government
Proposals could also inadvertently reduce the supply of homes for rent. The Government should exempt social housing from its plans to abolish the assured shorthold tenancy regime.
Seven trainees join, six trainees move up and six trainees qualify
Devonshires have seen another successful year for its trainee solicitor programme - offering newly qualified roles to 100% of our 2017 trainee intake and welcoming seven new trainees!
Devonshires Celebrates: 100 Years of Women in Law with the First 100 Years Project
Donna McCarthy, Partner, discusses our recent 100 Years of Women in Law event with the First 100 Years Project.
Devonshires succeed in the Court of Appeal on the Public Sector Equality Duty: Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group [2019] EWCA Civ 1334
Devonshires has successfully resisted a further appeal on the application of Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (the Public Sector Equality Duty “PSED”) for Aldwyck Housing Group.