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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.
Homes England – What’s in a name?  
As highlighted in the Housing White Paper and reinforced in the Autumn Budget, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is being replaced by Homes England.
Devonshires advises Inland Homes on new joint venture
Devonshires has advised Inland Homes on its 50/50 joint venture with the Anderson Group, a construction and development company.
Government consultation response – leasehold houses, ground rents, and Shared Ownership
Following on from our open forum in relation to responding to the Government’s Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market consultation, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid provided the Government’s response to the consultation just before the Christmas break on 21st December.
Devonshires’ 2017 It’s The Law Briefings
For more information on any of our editions of It's The Law, contact Neil Toner, Partner and Head of Real Estate.
Boosting housing supply requires a bolder, more forensic approach
As a sector, we need to be thinking bolder and more collaboratively to provide the homes required not only in terms of volume but to ensure they meet the needs of local communities and the wider area.