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Devonshires maintains 100% newly-qualified retention rate for two years running
Devonshires maintains 100% newly-qualified retention rate for two years running.
Devonshires secure two new rankings in Legal 500 Guide
The most recent Legal 500 directory has been published, and we are delighted to have not only maintained our previous rankings, but secure two increased rankings.
COVID-19: Further guidance on the planning system
The Government have recognised the inflexibility of the CIL payment regime and have announced that they will introduce amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 to enable charging authorities to defer payments and temporarily disapply late payment interest.
New Emergency Permitted Development Rights to deal with Coronavirus
Order comes into effect to amend Permitted Development rights to allow local authorities and certain health service bodies to carry out development for dealing with emergencies.
Devonshires advise first clients on Commercial Paper Programme to access the Covid Corporate Financing Facility
Devonshires are delighted to have advised its first clients on the establishment of commercial paper programmes to enable them to access the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility.
Riverside breaks new ground with sector first £100m SONIA revolving credit facility
The Riverside Group Limited (Riverside) has completed what is thought to be the housing sector’s first loan facility using the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) interest benchmark.
Summary of Key Budget Announcements for Housing Providers
Following today's Budget announcement, the first since December's general election, Rishi Sunak has provided much to consider.
New Building Safety Fund of £1bn Announced
The Government has announced a new Building Safety Fund of £1bn to help fund the removal of unsafe materials from the external wall systems of all residential buildings over 18 metres in height, as defined in the Building Regulations. The fund will be open to both private and public sector building owners, but the platform
A message to our clients regarding Coronavirus/Covid 19
We are confident that our Business Continuity Plans will enable us to maintain our high level of service quality for clients.
Devonshires cements its commitment to the North with Leeds office expansion
We are pleased to announce that our Leeds office has moved to larger premises in the city to accommodate planned expansion.
Devonshires act for Look Ahead Care and Support Limited on its acquisition of Blythson Limited
Devonshires are delighted to have acted for Look Ahead Care and Support Limited on its recent corporate acquisition of Blythson Limited, a Kent-based learning disability care and support business.
Rent Standard 2020 – Final version published!
The Regulator of Social Housing has published its response to the consultation on the Rent Standard 2020 and issued the final version of the Standard which will apply from 1 April 2020.