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Devonshires secures new ranking in 2018 Legal 500 Guide
The 2018 Legal 500 Guide has been published and we are delighted to have secured a new ranking for Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP).
Moving On Up
Most people who work in housing associations already know what staircasing is, so this is aimed at those new to the sector, or those already working in the sector who might not undertake staircasing day-to-day.
The Next Step for Shared Ownership
Rachel Keenan discusses the role of shared ownership in the Government’s White Paper and what actions are being taken to increase supply.
The Mortgagee Protection Clause Explained
The mortgagee protection clause (MPC) in a shared ownership lease enables the banking industry to continue to lend against shared ownership leases, but where applicable it can result in claims by lenders and subsequent losses for housing associations.
Shared ownership leases: a quick-fire guide to assignments
In this quick-fire guide, we outline the steps social landlords should take when assigning a shared ownership lease to ensure the process runs smoothly.
Garden Communities Programme Launched
The government is seeking well-designed, well-planned, locally led garden communities meeting housing needs to take the form of new Garden Cities (to deliver more than 10,000 homes) and Garden Villages (1,500-10,000 homes).
Proposal for longer tenancies should be welcomed
The Government’s proposal to set a minimum three-year term for private rental agreements could benefit tenants and landlords, and trigger investment in the Build-to-Rent sector.
Devonshires advises Stonewater on acquisition of tenanted stock
Devonshires have acted for Stonewater as they increase their growing portfolio of 877 affordable homes in Coventry to 1,186 following the completion of a tenanted stock transfer of over 300 tenanted homes from The Guinness Partnership. Stonewater has purchased 176 two, three and four bedroom houses and 133 two and three bedroom houses and one
Devonshires advises on £21.3 million acquisition of local authority housing
Devonshires advises on £21.3 million acquisition of local authority housing
Japanese knotweed: landmark ruling could open the floodgates to more claims
A recent Court of Appeal ruling could open the floodgates to claims against landowners if Japanese knotweed on their site encroaches onto neighbouring properties even if it doesn’t cause any physical damage.
Devonshires advise First Priority Housing Association on entering into a CVA
Devonshires acted for First Priority Housing Association in successfully entering into a Company Voluntary Arrangement.
Devonshires re-appointed to the HALA Framework
We are delighted to announce that we have been re-appointed to the Housing Associations' Legal Alliance framework.