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The latest publications from Devonshires.

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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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.
Leasehold & Property Litigation Training Programme 2019/20
Devonshires Leasehold & Property Litigation Team are pleased to present the 2019/20 Leasehold & Property Litigation Training Programme. Invitations outlining programme and speaker details will be issued for each event.
Devonshires Housing Management Training Programme 2019/20
Devonshires Housing Management Team are pleased to present the 2019/20 Housing Management training programme. Invitations outlining programme and speaker details will be issued for each event.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 23
There have been rapid changes in the Housing Management sector, including the recent Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which is set to bring fresh challenges to landlords when it comes to disrepair claims.
Devonshires Housing Management Training Programme 2018/19
Devonshires Housing Management Team is pleased to present the 2017/18 Housing Management training programme. Invitations outlining programme and speaker details will be issued for each event. To sign up to our mailing list to receive each invitation or for more information please email seminars@devonshires.co.uk
Housing Management Brief: Issue 21
In this edition of our HM Brief we focus on two of Judge Luba’s recent decisions: one relating to service of NTQs on the Public Trustee (following the tenant’s death); and a second dealing with the Deregulation Act 2015 and service of Gas Safety Certificates on assured shorthold tenants.
An introductory look at the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards Bill) 2017-19
This is a Private Member’s Bill currently progressing through Parliament which intends to amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA 1985) to extend and expand an existing implied term.
Maxine Pavey v London Borough of Hackney: Focus on valid service of NTQs after death
The recent judgement of His Honour Judge Luba QC puts a Landlord’s procedure for terminating a tenancy upon the death of a tenant firmly into the spotlight.
Landlords: Are you aware of the risks associated with covert recordings?
Many individuals, including tenants, have started to use their smartphones to record telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings. There is currently no law that prohibits this activity.