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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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Building Safety Act – Leaseholder owned buildings and the Government’s Call for Evidence
The Government has published a Call for Evidence for Leaseholder-owned buildings over 11m or five storeys high with relevant defects.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022
New regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are coming into force on 1 October 2022. The regulations update the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.
Electrical Safety in the Social Rented Sector: Consultation and Call for Evidence
In the 2020 Social Housing White Paper, the Government committed to consult on measures to ensure that social homes are safe in respect of electrical safety.
The Building Safety Act
The Building Safety Act 2022 was introduced to Parliament in July 2021 and received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. The Act introduces a regime for ensuring the safety of buildings, in particular “higher-risk buildings” (as defined within the Act).
The Queen’s Speech – what’s on the horizon for the social housing sector?
On Tuesday 10 May 2022 the Queen’s Speech set out the Government’s proposed legislative changes for the forthcoming year. As ever, the housing sector was not immune from strident change and proposed reform - from extending regulatory oversight for social housing providers, the abolition of section 21 through to leasehold reform - there is plenty to keep us busy over the next parliamentary session!
HMPL Building Blocks Webinar Programme – 2022/2023
Devonshires Housing Management and Property Litigation Building Blocks Webinar programme is back due to popular demand! These webinars are aimed at those at the beginning of their careers in tenancy and leasehold management and are suitable for anyone wanting to learn the basics of housing law and how it relates to their day to day job.
Housing Management Brief – Wales: Issue 1
We are pleased to bring you the first Issue of our Housing Management Brief Wales edition! Following feedback from our Wales based clients, we decided to release a version of our new Housing Management brief tailored to Welsh Registered Social Landlords. Click here to read the full brief. Featured articles are listed below: Renting Homes
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: An Overview
On 12 January 2022 it was announced that the eagerly awaited Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (“the Act”) is to be implemented on 15 July 2022. The Act is set to drastically change housing law in Wales. Some key changes introduced by the Act and what they mean for Landlords are detailed below.
Ask the Expert – Kassim Abshir
How is the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 changing to procedure for abandoned properties?
Spotlight on…Victoria Smith
It’s an exciting time for housing in Wales, with the biggest changes in decades being introduced. I’m looking forward to assisting Landlords further with these changes.
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: New Housing Condition Requirements
The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will bring to Wales similar obligations placed on Landlords in England by the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 28
Welcome to the brand new edition of our Housing Management brief! Click here to read the full brief. Featured articles are listed below: Case Update: Supreme Court hands down decision in Croydon v Kalonga concerning flexible tenancies On 9 March 2022 the Supreme Court handed down their decision in the case of Croydon London Borough