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Devonshires recommended as a Top-Tier Firm, with over 30 key lawyers mentioned, in latest Legal 500 rankings
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2023 recommend Devonshires as a Top-Tier Firm across a number of practice areas and mention over 30 of our key lawyers.
Consultation launched for notice periods for converted standard contracts under the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016
One aim of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (‘the Act’) when it comes into force on 1 December 2022, is to improve security of tenure and a way of achieving this is by increasing the period of notice that a landlord must give when seeking repossession where the tenant is not at fault.
Tenant Satisfaction Measures from 1 April 2023
The long awaited Decision Statement on the Consultation on the Introduction of Tenant Satisfaction Measures has today been published by the Regulator of Social Housing.
Consultation announced on Rent Cap for social housing
The Government has today published a Consultation to invite views from social housing tenants and landlords on a proposed rent cap which would be in place for the coming financial year from April 2023.
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: Further Regulations
Ahead of implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 on 1 December 2022, the Welsh Government has announced further Regulations over the last few days.
Devonshires adds senior in-house lawyer to growing Leeds team
We are delighted to welcome Sara Mondon to our growing Leeds team.
Property Guardians: headline report
Amongst all the fanfare of the publication of the White Paper last week regarding amendments to the private rented sector, the “Property Guardians: headline report” may have been missed.
Four Devonshires Lawyers ranked in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers UK
We are pleased that Devonshires have once again been represented strongly in the annual Best Lawyers UK rankings!
A Fairer Private Rented Sector – The Government’s White Paper
The Government has today published their ‘fairer private rented sector’ white paper. It is likely to have a significant impact on the sector.  
Devonshires successfully defend disrepair case for Eastlight Community Homes
We are delighted to have acted for Eastlight Community Homes in helping them win a significant disrepair court case, in which the judge was highly critical of the actions of the tenant’s ‘No Win No Fee’ solicitors. This case has also appeared in Housing Digital.
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: implementation date postponed
On 30 May 2022 the Welsh Government announced that they would be postponing the implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (the Act) until 1 December 2022. The implementation date will no longer be 15 July 2022.
Welsh Housing Quality Standard 2023: Consultation Commences
The Welsh Government has recently launched a consultation for a new quality standard aimed at improving conditions of social housing in Wales. The Welsh Housing Quality Standard 2023 (‘WHQS 2023’) will apply to all Registered Social Landlords and Local Housing Authorities.