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Striking a balance
Alasdair Muir discusses the role of digital technology in improving tenant satisfaction and why housing associations shouldn’t lose sight of more traditional ways to enhance customer service.
IT’S THE LAW: Don’t lose your heads (of terms)
There’s nothing technical or magical (and not really that much legal) about Heads of Terms. But a decent set can help in getting a transaction to run smoothly.
Theresa May’s housing speech: does it go far enough?
Theresa May’s keynote speech on tackling the housing crisis was peppered with bold statements but do they go far enough?
Joint ventures: how to manage the risks
Every business has to manage risk but, for housing associations, the need has never been greater. Repercussions from the Grenfell fire tragedy combined with political and economic uncertainty has pushed risk management higher up the agenda.
Devonshires helps Karin move into home ownership
Devonshires advised Karin Housing Association on the purchase of its first properties, enabling the organisation to expand into home ownership.
Celebrating a year in Leeds
Today marks our one-year anniversary in Leeds and what a year it’s been!
Devonshires advise L&Q on its acquisition of a portfolio of properties in Berkshire
Following a successful tender in September 2017, L&Q acquired a portfolio of 161 affordable and general needs properties in Berkshire from Sovereign Housing Association.
First dibs on homes: what it means in practice
A scheme to offer first dibs on new homes in London has moved a step closer with some of the housing industry’s biggest players signing up.
Lease Extensions – The Theory of Relativity
Earlier this week the Court of Appeal dismissed the case lodged by Mundy against their landlord, the Sloane Stanley Estate Trustees.
NAO Report on PFI – Does it Justify the Headlines?
A National Audit Office (NAO) Report on PFI and PF2 published this month generated a raft of negative headlines, most of which questioned the value of these projects.
Red Door Ventures acquires Cheviot House from Sheen Lane Developments, advised by Devonshires
Leading PRS developer, Red Door Ventures has expanded its PRS portfolio by acquiring Cheviot House, in Commercial Road, Whitechapel, E1 from Sheen Lane Developments.
Why the land banking review will not accelerate housebuilding
Following details of the government review into build out of planning permissions for housing, (which we published last week), Jonathan Corris discusses why this could be an unwelcome distraction for the sector and what else is needed to speed up delivery.