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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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Final Extension on the Protection from Eviction for Commercial Tenants
In our new article, we provide an overview of the final extension on the protection from eviction for commercial tenants.
The Charter for Social Housing Residents: The new Social Housing White Paper – Devonshires’ Briefing Note
The long anticipated Social Housing White Paper has landed, and in our new Briefing Note, we discuss our thoughts on what has been announced and the implications for the social housing sector. 
It’s all change (again): possession claims and new notice periods
There are new regulations that suspend and amend Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020. All new possession notices will now have to comply with the extended notice periods.
HMPL Building Blocks Webinar Programme- Autumn 2020
Devonshires Housing Management and Property Litigation Team is pleased to present its new Building Blocks Webinar programme.
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.