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Devonshires act for MTVH on their c£1bn Clapham Park Regeneration Joint Venture
We are absolutely delighted to have acted for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) on their joint venture with Countryside, in connection with regeneration of the Clapham Park estate.
A Fairer Private Rented Sector – The Government’s White Paper
The Government has today published their ‘fairer private rented sector’ white paper. It is likely to have a significant impact on the sector.  
Devonshires expansion continues with the opening of a Birmingham office
As part of our strategic commitment to better serve our Midlands client base, we are opening an office in Birmingham.
Preparing for PFI Contract Expiry
The Infrastructure and Projects Authority, which is a Governmental body, has issued guidance for contracting authorities on managing the expiry of PFI contracts and the necessary service transition. It is imperative that all parties engaged in the private finance initiative (PFI) are aware of the issues presented in this document, as they will guide contracting
Devonshires advise Apex Housing Association on £100million Private Placement
The Devonshires’ Banking and Capital Markets team are delighted to have advised Northern Ireland based Apex Housing Association on its inaugural private placement.
Devonshires named Finalist at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022
We are shortlisted for ‘Deal of the Year’ at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022 for our work on the complex redevelopment of the West Thamesmead site for Peabody.
Devonshires act for L&Q on the issue of Sustainability-Linked Bonds
We are delighted to have acted for L&Q on the issue of their Sustainability-Linked Bonds.
Devonshires strengthens Corporate and Governance team with new Partner hire
Housing specialist Matthew Waters has joined our Corporate & Governance team.
Update on Residential Property Development Tax – application to Registered Providers
We recently commented on the draft legislation Residential Property Developer Tax in an article by Inside Housing. Since the publication of that article, the position of Registered Providers (RPs) has been clarified.
Devonshires retain 100% of their newly qualified Solicitors for the third year running
We are  delighted to have been able to retain 100% of our newly qualified solicitors for the third year running.
Recent developments concerning ground rents – Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) action
The CMA has written to Countryside and Taylor Wimpey outlining its specific concerns that their use of lease terms that double the ground rent every 10 or 15 years breaks consumer protection law.
Ban on commercial evictions extended to 30 June 2021
The Government has announced that the ban on commercial evictions has been extended to 30 June 2021.