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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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Latest MHCLG Advice for Owners of Multi-Storey and Multi-Occupied Residential Buildings
In our new publication, we discuss the latest MHCLG Advice for Owners of Multi-Storey and Multi-Occupied Residential Buildings, and the impact it will have.
Managing mental health in the workplace
What are employers’ legal responsibilities when an employee needs mental health support?
EWS1: External Wall Fire Review and what it means for Tall Building owners
In this article we consider the RICS form EWS1: External Wall Fire Review (“EWS1”) and what it means for Tall Building owners.
Insurers: sign-up to speedy justice
Shorter and flexible trial schemes - why aren’t insurers using them more?
Tech is helping vulnerable residents stay independent
Assistive technology is revolutionising the way housing associations operate and interact with their elderly residents, helping them live at home for longer.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 24
Welcome to the latest edition of our Housing Management & Property Litigation brief!
A new deal for renting: resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords and tenants
The Government should exempt social housing from its plans to abolish Section 21 and the rest of the assured shorthold tenancy regime along with it writes Lee Russell.
Fixed Term Tenancies, Break Clauses and Section 21 Notices
Registered Providers will welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal in this case, which examined the effect of a break clause in a 7 year fixed term tenancy which had incorporated a starter period of one year.
Issuing and enforcing possession claims in the High Court
Most claims for possession of land are issued in the County Court. Whilst it is possible to issue a possession claim in the High Court, the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) make clear that this is only appropriate in exceptional circumstances.
Ensuring compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty – 10 top tips for Social Landlords
How a social landlord can comply with the public sector equality duty (“PSED”) has been the subject of a number of challenges in court in recent years.
Zero hours contracts: a short-term fix, but not a long-term strategy
Despite adverse news coverage, zero hours contracts can be a useful tool for both employers and workers. More and more employers are using zero hours contracts incorrectly, however, leaving themselves wide open to legal challenges.
“Am I bovvered?” … if councils manage RPs’ stock
Apparently it’s too much bother for Esther McVey to tell Parliament what she thinks about councils managing the housing stock of Registered Providers (RPs). It is, nevertheless, a live debate.