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Housing Ombudsman issues call for evidence on record keeping – responses due by 23 December 2022
The Housing Ombudsman has issued a call for evidence to support its next investigation which will look at record keeping and data management.
Devonshires rank highly in The UK 2023 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide
The UK 2023 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide has been published, and we have maintained our Band 1 positions for Social Housing and Social Housing: Finance.
Devonshires recommended as a Top-Tier Firm, with over 30 key lawyers mentioned, in latest Legal 500 rankings
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2023 recommend Devonshires as a Top-Tier Firm across a number of practice areas and mention over 30 of our key lawyers.
Consultation launched for notice periods for converted standard contracts under the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016
One aim of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (‘the Act’) when it comes into force on 1 December 2022, is to improve security of tenure and a way of achieving this is by increasing the period of notice that a landlord must give when seeking repossession where the tenant is not at fault.
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.