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Outcome of consultation on Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 – six month no-fault notice period for converted periodic standard occupation contracts to apply from 1 June 2023
In September a consultation was issued on a proposal to extend the landlord's no-fault notice period required for converted periodic standard contracts under the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (RHWA 2016) from two months to six months.
Devonshires advise Saxon Weald on £70m private placement
The Devonshires’ Banking and Capital Markets team are delighted to have advised Saxon Weald on its £70m sustainability-linked private placement.
Devonshires maintains 100% Trainee retention record
We are delighted to have retained all of our newly-qualified solicitors for the fourth consecutive year.
New Real Estate and Projects Partner joins our growing team
Krissun Soodin joins our Real Estate and Projects team as a Partner.
Devonshires rank highly in The UK 2023 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide
The UK 2023 Chambers and Partners Legal Guide has been published, and we have maintained our Band 1 positions for Social Housing and Social Housing: Finance.
Sector Risk Profile 2022 Issued
The Regulator of Social Housing (Regulator) has published its 2022 Sector Risk Profile (SRP) this morning, setting out its view of the most significant sources of risk to Registered Providers of Social Housing (RPs).
Government appeal dropped against a successful Net Zero Strategy challenge
In July 2022, the High Court determined that the Government’s Net Zero Strategy was inadequate (and unlawful) as it did not include matters that are material to the issue of whether the Climate Change Act 2008 (“CCA 2008”) targets could be met.
Devonshires recommended as a Top-Tier Firm, with over 30 key lawyers mentioned, in latest Legal 500 rankings
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2023 recommend Devonshires as a Top-Tier Firm across a number of practice areas and mention over 30 of our key lawyers.
Devonshires’ NEW Sustainability and Decarbonisation Team
We are delighted to announce the introduction of our latest cross-departmental team, specialising in Sustainability and Decarbonisation.
Consultation launched for notice periods for converted standard contracts under the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016
One aim of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (‘the Act’) when it comes into force on 1 December 2022, is to improve security of tenure and a way of achieving this is by increasing the period of notice that a landlord must give when seeking repossession where the tenant is not at fault.
Tenant Satisfaction Measures from 1 April 2023
The long awaited Decision Statement on the Consultation on the Introduction of Tenant Satisfaction Measures has today been published by the Regulator of Social Housing.
Consultation announced on Rent Cap for social housing
The Government has today published a Consultation to invite views from social housing tenants and landlords on a proposed rent cap which would be in place for the coming financial year from April 2023.