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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.
Summary of Devonshires’ Comments on the Social Housing Green Paper
Read our response to the Social Housing Green Paper.
IT’S THE LAW: Best, reasonable and all reasonable endeavours – FOR SALE: One grandmother
Click here to read our Briefing in PDF format Just do it Many (probably most) obligations in contracts are absolute. For example: ‘the buyer will pay to the seller the purchase price on the completion date’. That means, with limited exceptions, that if the obligation is not complied with then the defaulting party will be
Government Publishes Consultation on New Court Dedicated to Housing
The Government has published a consultation on establishing a new court dedicated to housing.
Patients face serious delays for crucial NHS tests
A BBC investigation has shown that a growing number of patients are facing long waits for crucial NHS tests.
Fraudsters Purporting to be Bailiffs
We have become aware of a fraud being perpetrated which involves fraudsters, purporting to be bailiffs with a lawful warrant, attending the premises of an organisation and seeking to seize goods to satisfy an unpaid debt.
Devonshires’ Social Housing Team Ranks Highly in 2019 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide
The 2019 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide has been published, and we are delighted to have maintained our Band 1 positions in Social Housing and Social Housing: Finance.
Time to review your PFI portfolio
Phillip Hammond’s third budget as Chancellor, announced to the House of Commons yesterday, has confirmed that there will be no new PFI projects.
Devonshires secures new ranking in 2018 Legal 500 Guide
The 2018 Legal 500 Guide has been published and we are delighted to have secured a new ranking for Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP).