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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.
Devonshires Launch Virtual After School Club
We have been keeping the children of our staff entertained with the introduction of a weekly virtual after school club for under-12s.
AI Roundtable jointly hosted with One Consulting – Key Discussion Points
How can using AI technology improve the customer experience and what impact will this have on the management of homes in the future?
Devonshires act for Platform Housing Group on the establishment of a £1bn Euro Medium Term Note programme
We are delighted to have acted for Platform Housing Group on the establishment of a £1bn Euro Medium Term Note programme.
Devonshires appoints new head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution
James Dunn is named our new head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
Devonshires Leeds Office celebrates its fourth Anniversary
Happy Anniversary to our Leeds office, which is celebrating its fourth anniversary tomorrow!
Devonshires awarded with Banking & Finance Law award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards
We are delighted to have been awarded with the Banking & Finance Law award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards, whose virtual ceremony took place on 15th December.
AGM Deadline Extension
Regulations come into force on 29 September 2020, extending the temporary arrangements for AGMs of companies and CBSs.
Devonshires host Virtual Flower Show to support Partner Charities
Summer is fast approaching, and whilst the usual efforts of fundraising for our partner charities have been disrupted, we decided to make the most of staying at home by taking our fundraising virtual.
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.
Swaythling and Yarlington “radiate” joy with 612 unit stock acquisition
Real Estate and Projects have completed a stock acquisition on behalf of Radian from LiveWest Homes.