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Joint Venture to develop former Barking Power Station Site
We advised L&Q New Homes on the acquisition of a 51% interest, from Bellway Homes, in a joint venture to develop the 179 hectare former Barking power station.
Working with the National Housing Federation
Devonshires has acted for the National Housing Federation on the new Voluntary Right to Buy Proposal and the reclassification by the Office for National Statistics of housing associations as public bodies.
Devonshires Solicitors Launch Devonshires Basements
Devonshires Solicitors have launched a new professional services brand, Devonshires Basements, at an event at the unique and exclusive Home House private members club in Portman Square.
Can leaseholders claim compensation if the landlord delayed or failed to carry out repairs?
​If a leaseholder reports a repair, for example a problem with the roof, then the landlord will need to consider if it is responsible for the repair works to the building or internal repairs to the leaseholder’s property and how it will be paid for.
Guidance on vacant building credit updated
We recently reported on the introduction of the vacant building credit (VBC) to incentivise brownfield development on sites containing vacant buildings.
Devonshires act on major housing acquisition
Devonshires acted for Muir Group Housing Association in connection with its acquisition of O.P. Building Maintenance Services Ltd, a repairs and maintenance company that has worked with Muir for several years.
Assets of Community Value
Devonshires acted for Muir Group Housing Association in connection with its acquisition of O.P. Building Maintenance Services Ltd, a repairs and maintenance company that has worked with Muir for several years.
HCA – Disposing of Land Guidance
“Disposing of Land” is a guidance document issued by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to help Private Registered Provider’s understand the HCA’s approach to their decision making in respect of disposals of social housing dwellings and other land under the general consent or specific consent regimes.
A warm welcome to our new Real Estate & Projects solicitors
Devonshires are pleased to welcome Matthew Webb, Brian Hearne and Krissun Soodin to the Real Estate & Projects team.
Devonshires act for Spectrum on joint venture with Galliford Try to development of 1,600 new homes
As part of the trend of those operating within the housing sector looking to explore new exciting opportunities, Devonshires Solicitors has recently acted on behalf of Spectrum Housing Group in relation to a joint venture with Galliford Try in relation to a development of a 1,600 housing scheme with associated infrastructure worth a reported £400m over a period of 20 years.