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Devonshires Annual Charity Cheque Presentation
On 11 April, Devonshires held its annual charity cheque presentation, recognising the amazing work and achievements that our three partner charities do.
Devonshires grows partnership with in-house promotions
We are delighted to announce we have promoted solicitors Aruna Sarwar, Michelle Mullen and Nikki Bowker to partner, increasing our number of partners to 36.
Are you ready? The MHCLG issues non statutory guidance on the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 will come into force on the 20 March 2019.
Right to Rent scheme causes discrimination and deemed incompatible with European Convention on Human Rights
The Right to Rent Scheme requires private landlords and registered providers to check the immigration status of tenants and potential tenants.
Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns Submission Deadlines
Changes to submitting Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns to HMRC.
No legal duty to consult when a public policy is being changed
Hetal Ruparelia from our Housing Management Team recently acted for Leighton Linsdale Town Council.
Happy Anniversary to our Leeds Office
Happy Anniversary to our Leeds Office which today celebrates two years since its opening.
Is your tall building safe? – A checklist to comply with new Government Guidance
Mark London, Matthew Cocklin and Conor Rodgers consider what practical steps owners of tall buildings should take to comply with Advice Note 14.
Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill passed its Third Reading in the House of Lords on 19 December 2018 and became an Act on the 20 December 2018.
Devonshires Appoints Chief Operating Officer
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Duncan Edwards as Chief Operating Officer.
Summary of Devonshires’ Comments on the Social Housing Green Paper
Read our response to the Social Housing Green Paper.
IT’S THE LAW: Best, reasonable and all reasonable endeavours – FOR SALE: One grandmother
Click here to read our Briefing in PDF format Just do it Many (probably most) obligations in contracts are absolute. For example: ‘the buyer will pay to the seller the purchase price on the completion date’. That means, with limited exceptions, that if the obligation is not complied with then the defaulting party will be