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IT’S THE LAW: Stock Rationalisation Taking Stock
Stock rationalisation involves the transfer, from one landlord to another, of tenanted properties along with their associated assets and the business of managing those properties.
Devonshires second year trainees qualify
We are pleased to announce that following a 2 year training contract we see the following Trainees qualify: Nat Cartwright, David Emery, Luke Bevis and Sam Moodey.
IT’S THE LAW: Look before you buy
There are a number of reasons it remains imperative that you visit a site before exchanging contracts to buy it. Even if that means pulling on the wellies. In this edition of IT’S THE LAW we look at some of the key things to be looking out for.
IT’S THE LAW: Does my asset look big in this?
‘Assets of Community Value’ were, with much fanfare, introduced by the Localism Act 2011. The Government’s soft sell at the time said that they were designed to give communities more power to be involved in the way local services are delivered by stimulating social, environmental and economic growth and regeneration through community asset ownership.
Devonshires re-accredited as a Member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme
The Conveyancing Quality Scheme provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices and Devonshires is honoured to continue our membership to this scheme.
Property Management – the shape of things to come for RPs?
With an estimated pipeline of £17 billion of rental stock and a forecasted requirement of some £300 billion more over the next 5 years, Registered Providers (also known as RPs) find themselves facing an interesting strategic dilemma. Are they better off sticking or twisting?
IT’S THE LAW: Town & Village Greens – They aren’t all green
Land which is registered as a Town or Village Green is subject to a number of legal restrictions. These will significantly interfere with any plans you might have to develop it, in fact, they will almost certainly stop those plans in their tracks.
The Mutual Investment Model for Roads: A New Approach To Roads Procurement?
One of the most eagerly awaited infrastructure projects is the Welsh Government’s £400m project to complete the dualling of the A45 from Dowlais to Hirwaun.
Devonshires expands real estate and projects team
We have bolstered our Leeds office with the appointment of a new banking partner and property solicitor.
Devonshires sponsors SDS Development Seminar
Lawyers raise over £16,000 for chosen charities
Devonshires strengthens Projects team with new partner
Infrastructure Partner, Robert Turner joins Devonshires to strengthen our Projects team
IT’S THE LAW: Infill sites – Mind the gap
As Registered Providers and other landowners continue to reassess their existing portfolios to help overcome the UK’s housing shortage, infill development is on the rise.