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International Corporate Governance Network response to COVID-19
The ICGN has published an open letter setting out its take on governance priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 update: Guidance for social landlords on essential moves published
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and Public Health England have jointly published guidance in respect of allocations and transfers during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
COVID-19: An Update on Possession Claims
The Courts may be limited in their ability to progress possession claims following the general stay introduced by Practice Direction 51Z which took effect on 27 March 2020.
Right to Rent survives the Court of Appeal
The Right to Rent Scheme requires landlords (including registered providers of social housing) to check the immigration status of tenants and potential tenants (and licensees).
New Emergency Permitted Development Rights to deal with Coronavirus
Order comes into effect to amend Permitted Development rights to allow local authorities and certain health service bodies to carry out development for dealing with emergencies.
Swaythling and Yarlington “radiate” joy with 612 unit stock acquisition
Real Estate and Projects have completed a stock acquisition on behalf of Radian from LiveWest Homes.
Devonshires advise first clients on Commercial Paper Programme to access the Covid Corporate Financing Facility
Devonshires are delighted to have advised its first clients on the establishment of commercial paper programmes to enable them to access the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility.
Riverside breaks new ground with sector first £100m SONIA revolving credit facility
The Riverside Group Limited (Riverside) has completed what is thought to be the housing sector’s first loan facility using the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA) interest benchmark.
Devonshires’ Debt Management – Advice for Businesses
Cash is King and every business needs a detailed monthly cash flow. To assist businesses the Government have initiated the following schemes.
The Coronavirus Act – Commercial Tenancies
The Coronavirus Act 2020 (the Act) came into force yesterday and it has introduced a number of measures in relation to Commercial Tenancies
The Coronavirus Act 2020
The provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 which relate to residential tenancies are now in force.
Managing your debt recovery
During this difficult period, prompt payments will be more important than ever to ensure businesses can continue to function, support their staff and maintain social cohesion.