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Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns Submission Deadlines
Changes to submitting Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns to HMRC.
No legal duty to consult when a public policy is being changed
Hetal Ruparelia from our Housing Management Team recently acted for Leighton Linsdale Town Council.
Devonshires recognised for environmental sustainability
We are delighted to have been awarded with a Gold Award with Special Commendation under the Clean City Awards Scheme.
Devonshires shortlisted in the Housing Finance Awards 2019
Devonshires is one of three firms in the running for ‘Best Professional Services Firm’.
Happy Anniversary to our Leeds Office
Happy Anniversary to our Leeds Office which today celebrates two years since its opening.
Devonshires successfully defend High Court Appeal regarding Public Sector Equality Duty
Devonshires represented Aldwyck Housing Group in respect of its claim for possession and subsequent Tenant appeal against an outright possession order.
Plans for a Housing Complaints Resolution Service announced.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has recently announced new proposals to overhaul housing related complaints.
Is your tall building safe? – A checklist to comply with new Government Guidance
Mark London, Matthew Cocklin and Conor Rodgers consider what practical steps owners of tall buildings should take to comply with Advice Note 14.
Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill passed its Third Reading in the House of Lords on 19 December 2018 and became an Act on the 20 December 2018.
Ban on Combustible Materials in External Wall Systems
The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 – SI 2018/1230 come into force on 21 December 2018. This article considers what this means for current and future projects.
Devonshires Appoints Chief Operating Officer
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Duncan Edwards as Chief Operating Officer.
England Continues to Lag Behind on Cancer Care
A review by the Health Foundation suggests that England has failed to close the gap on the best-performing nations when it comes to cancer care despite 20 years of trying.