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The Autumn Budget – What you need to know
Following our initial observations on the Autumn Budget, we’ve put together this briefing which delves into the detail to bring you further insights into what it means for those operating in the housing industry.
The role of local authorities in hitting the 300,000 new homes target
Jonathan Jarvis explores what needs to change to help local authorities play a bigger role in boosting housing supply.
Gearing cuts against the grain
Gary Grigor discusses the gearing covenant constraints and the impact on housing supply.
Closing the Gap
The Chancellor has announced that he is establishing a review to look at the gap between grants of planning permission and housing construction.
Doing more with less
Jonathan Corris summarises some of the challenges which follow the Autumn Budget and how housing providers and local authorities can respond.
Devonshires/Clifford Chance joint team receive Highly Commended accolade at the 2017 British Legal Awards in the ‘Property Team of the Year’ category
We came away from last night's Legal Week Annual Awards with Highly Commended in the Property Team of the Year category.
IT’S THE LAW: Tenancy types and what they mean
This edition of IT’S THE LAW looks at some of the more common types of short term and periodic tenancies.
Summary of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Report
The government has published a paper on its overarching vision for the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor to stimulate economic growth in the national interest.
Devonshires and Clifford Chance jointly shortlisted for ‘Property Team of the Year’
Following a joint entry from Clifford Chance and Devonshires to the British Legal Awards for ‘Property Team of the Year’ we are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted.
Telecoms – New Code Coming into Force
One way in which landowners can obtain extra profit is to allow telecoms operators to put masts and other equipment on their land in exchange for rent payments.
Devonshires secures record number of rankings in latest Legal 500 Guide
The 2017 Legal 500 Guide has been published and we are delighted to have a record number of solicitors and departments feature.
Devonshires 5-a-side football tournament
Congratulations to Martin Arnold, champions of the 2017 Devonshires 5-a-side football tournament. On Thursday 19 October 2017 we hosted the Devonshires 5-a-side football tournament; 9 teams from Devonshires, Home Group, L&Q, Martin Arnold, Poplar HARCA, Thames Valley Housing Association and Wandle Housing Association fought out a closely contested group stage. Which saw Devonshires Orange, Martin