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Devonshires celebrates five years in Leeds
We’re celebrating our fifth birthday of being in Leeds! Since opening in Leeds following the arrival of Partners Chris Drabble and Gary Grigor from Addleshaw Goddard, the team has grown to 21, including six Partners, and is actively recruiting new Solicitors with plans for further expansion. In addition to Gary Grigor (Banking) and Chris Drabble
Government propose new far-reaching proposals to the Building Safety Bill
The amendments are significant and complex in places but ultimately seek to protect leaseholders from the impact of remediating fire-safety defects.
Devonshires appointed by Platform Housing Group
We are delighted to announce that we have  been appointed by Platform Housing Group to act on their behalf in relation to banking and finance, and property and development work.
Devonshires act for Housing 21 on £130m bond tap issue and subsequent £80m retained bond sale
We are delighted to have acted for Housing 21 on their recent tap issue and retained bond sale.
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: Date of implementation announced
Earlier this week, it was announced that implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 is set to take place on 15 July 2022.
Devonshires act for L&Q in 1,500-home stock transfer
We are delighted to have acted for L&Q in selling circa 1,500 homes to resident-led Phoenix Community Housing through a tenanted stock transfer.
Boosting Supply of Supported Housing and Integration of Housing, Health and Care
On 1 December 2021 the Government published its Social Care White Paper in which a 10-year vision to address adult social care reform was set out.  As the name suggests, the “People at the Heart of Care” paper has a person-centred theme and sets out a range of policies to implement over the next 3 years.
A Christmas message from Devonshires
As yet another unique year draws to a close, we have made the difficult decision not to celebrate in the usual way at our annual Client Christmas Party.
​Devonshires act for Sage on £106m stock purchase deal with Optivo
We are absolutely delighted to act for Sage on their stock purchase deal with Optivo.
Welsh Government: Co-operation Agreement, 2021
On Saturday 27 November 2021, during a virtual annual conference, Plaid Cymru approved the Co-operative Agreement between the party and Welsh Government.
Update to Practice Direction 55C – Possession Claims
Paragraph 1.1 of Practice Direction (PD) 55C confirms that the temporary modifications of PD 55C will end on 30 November 2021.
Housing Ombudsman’s latest Insight Report & Spotlight on Damp and Mould Report
On 23 November 2021 the Housing Ombudsman published its latest Insight report covering the period July to September 2021. The report shows an 83% increase in the volume of enquiries and complaints received compared to the same quarter in 2020.