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Devonshires rank highly in Legal 500 Guide
We are delighted to have ranked highly in the most recent Legal 500 Guide!
Capital Funding Guide – Government Update in relation to Shared Ownership
The form of shared ownership lease for the 2021-2026 AHP is now with us and there are a number of points to consider in relation to the form for a flat/apartment and a house.
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill
It was confirmed in The Queen’s Speech on 11th May that the government will introduce a Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill to ensure that “leaseholders of new, long residential leases cannot be charged a financial ground rent for no tangible service”.
Building Safety Reform – Planning Gateway One
The Government is set to introduce new fire safety requirements into the planning system from 1 August 2021.
Recent developments concerning ground rents – Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) action
The CMA has written to Countryside and Taylor Wimpey outlining its specific concerns that their use of lease terms that double the ground rent every 10 or 15 years breaks consumer protection law.
Devonshires boost Real Estate & Projects practice with new Partner hire
Katie Fung, who previously worked at Devonshires, has returned to the firm as a Partner to strengthen our growing Real Estate and Projects practice.
Devonshires promotes two more lawyers to partner
We are delighted to announce that we have promoted two lawyers to partner, taking the total number of partners at the firm to 43.
Our recruitment drive in Leeds continues apace with latest hire
We welcome real estate specialist Amy Lees to our growing team in Leeds.
Devonshires advise M&G on the launch of its new Shared Ownership Fund
We are delighted to have advised M&G on the launch of its new Shared Ownership Fund.
Ban on commercial evictions extended to 30 June 2021
The Government has announced that the ban on commercial evictions has been extended to 30 June 2021.
Devonshires Leeds Office celebrates its fourth Anniversary
Happy Anniversary to our Leeds office, which is celebrating its fourth anniversary tomorrow!
Double hire for Devonshires as Leeds expansion continues
Our Leeds office has recruited two new Solicitors to our growing team in the city.