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HELP TO BUY UPDATE: DLUHC has further extended the First and Second Completion Date
The latest guidance issued by DLUHC to Help to Buy buyers.
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.
Supreme Court Judgment – Important case if your development proposals include buying and developing recreational space
The Supreme Court have today (1 March 2023) ruled in favour of residents who claimed a statutory trust which gave them rights over a recreational ground.
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.
HELP TO BUY UPDATE: DLUHC has further extended the “First Completion Date”
DLUHC has further extended the “First Completion Date” from 31/01/2023 to 17/03/2023.
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.
Consultation on changes to the National Planning Policy Framework
On 22 December 2022 the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities issued consultation on its proposed approach to updating the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and proposals for preparing National Development Management Policies (NDMP).
RIGHT TO SHARED OWNERSHIP: Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities issues new guidance for tenants
DLUHC issued a press release and new guidance on 22/12/2022 for tenants concerning the “Right to Shared Ownership”.
HELP TO BUY UPDATE: Homes England issues updated guidance on the 31 December 2022 “First Completion Date”
On 14 December 2022 Homes England provided updated guidance on its enforcement of the upcoming 31 December 2022 “First Completion Date” for practical completion of Help to Buy funded units.
Homes England has updated guidance and forms in the Capital Funding Guide concerning “Key Information Documents”
As at 02/12/2022 Homes England has updated paragraphs 11.3.1 and 11.3.6 of the Shared Ownership section of the Capital Funding Guide so as to update all Key Information Documents for homes provided through AHP 2021 to 2026.
Devonshires maintains 100% Trainee retention record
We are delighted to have retained all of our newly-qualified solicitors for the fourth consecutive year.
New Real Estate and Projects Partner joins our growing team
Krissun Soodin joins our Real Estate and Projects team as a Partner.