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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.
What new government safety guidance means for tall building owners
Mark London, Partner, discusses what new government safety guidance means for tall building owners and walks through the implications.
Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 Notices: Shooltz is here to stay The
Ben Tarbard, Paralegal, discusses Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 Notices in our new Housing Management & Property Litigation article.
How will it affect you? The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
New provisions in the act will affect the extent of Landlords’ repair obligations and, as such, bring the risk of exposure to new claims from tenants and occupiers.
Livewest Homes Limited v Sarah Bamber [2018] EWHC 2425 (QB) – More uncertainty surrounding fixed term tenancies
Read our new article about the recent case of Livewest Homes Limited v Sarah Bamber [2018].
Recent cases provide guidance on the application of the Public Sector Equality Duty
The Public Sector Equality duty (“PSED”) encapsulated in Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 is an important concept requiring public authorities and those exercising public functions to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.
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.
Devonshires successfully defends Court of Appeal application
Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team, led by David Pack, has successfully defended an application to the Court of Appeal.
Devonshires wins case in the European Court of Human Rights
The case arose from the seizure of legally privileged material by officials in Slovakia who then remitted some of the material to Austria.
Devonshires wins Housing Finance Award
The ‘Best Professional Services Firm’ recognises an organisation which has demonstrated a high quality and comprehensive service to clients, added value and exceptional quality of advice.
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.