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Telecoms – New Code Coming into Force
One way in which landowners can obtain extra profit is to allow telecoms operators to put masts and other equipment on their land in exchange for rent payments.
Local Authority Influence Regulations brought into force today (16 November)
With a remarkable sprint to the finishing line, the last piece in the deregulatory measures tapestry, the local authority influence regulations, came in to force today.
Devonshires: Results of a survey of RPs on strategy for housing stock
During the Autumn, Devonshires conducted a survey amongst finance directors and CEOs of a broad range of our Registered Provider clients to ascertain their views on strategy for housing stock.
Devonshires Ranks Highly in 2018 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide
Chambers and Partners have released their 2018 rankings and we are delighted to have maintained our Band 1 positions in Social Housing and Social Housing: Finance.
Devonshires secures record number of rankings in latest Legal 500 Guide
The 2017 Legal 500 Guide has been published and we are delighted to have a record number of solicitors and departments feature.
Devonshires bolsters employment team with partner promotion
Devonshires has promoted Kirsty Thompson to a partner in the firm’s employment and pensions team.
Removal of Local Authority Golden Shares
Since deregulation was announced and enabled in Section 93 of the Housing and Planning Bill, we’ve been eagerly anticipating sight of the promised draft regulations.
Home Loss Payment Increases – What you need to know
The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/769) come into force on 1 October 2017 (“the Regulations”).
Devonshires are delighted to have worked with Property Pact Ltd on its peer-to-peer platform
Gareth Hall and Elad Yasdi, assisted by Diarmaid O’Sullivan, are delighted to have worked with Property Pact Ltd on assisting its peer-to-peer platform to become authorised.
Unlawful Profit Orders – housing benefit to be taken into account when calculating profit
A recent case, Poplar Harca –v- (1) Begum (2) Rohim [2017]UKHC 2040 (QB) has provided some useful guidance for social landlords in respect of subletting cases and in the calculation of Unlawful Profit Orders.
Funding and Group Restructure Delivers Major Capacity Gains for Your Housing Group
Your Housing Group this week has successfully completed its group restructure. The five core Registered Providers have been combined into one entity, renamed Your Housing Limited (YHL), which will own and manage more than 28,000 homes across the North West.
Devonshires advises on £500M bond issue
Devonshires has acted for London & Quadrant (L&Q), one of the UK’s leading and prominent housing associations, to help in securing a £500m Bond.