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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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The Draft Building Safety Bill
In this briefing note, we provide a brief overview of the new Building Safety Bill.
It’s all change: the new Practice Direction 55C and MHCLG Guidance Update
Due to come into force on 23 August 2020, the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.4) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 (SI.No.751/2020) propose an amendment to Part 55 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998.
Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 – Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on whether a landlord’s failure to provide a gas safety certificate (prior to a tenant’s occupation) prevents a landlord later relying on a Section 21 notice.
Getting it right when things go wrong: how to ensure compliance with the Duty of Candour
Regrettably there are going to be occasions where things go wrong when providing care and support. While it is important to ensure the necessary steps are taken to put things right, do not lose sight of the duty of candour.
Managing tenancies where your resident lacks mental capacity: a step by step guide
The starting point is that if a person lacks the mental capacity to sign a tenancy agreement, anyone intending to sign the agreement on the person’s behalf can only do so with the authorisation of the Court of Protection or where they have an Enduring/Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) or are a court appointed Deputy.
Credit and Coronavirus
During the coronavirus pandemic, many residents will be worried about keeping up regular payments such as rent and service charges, or keeping up principal and interest payments on debt.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 25
In this edition we discuss set about trying to debunk the myths of Subject Access Requests, the advantages and disadvantages of Property Guardian Companies (PGC's) and why electrical safety inspections really do matter.
PSED breach not fatal to claim for possession
Yesterday the Court of Appeal gave judgement in the case of Luton Community Housing Limited (LCH) v Durdana [2020] EWCA Civ 445.
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.