Publications

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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CPR 81: the new contempt of court rules
The new Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) 81 changed the procedure for contempt of court and applies to all applications on foot or those that commenced after 1 October 2020.
Dealing with Hoarding during the Coronavirus crisis
There has been some focus on the effects of anti-social behaviour upon neighbours, but what about cases such as hoarding where the main person affected is the hoarder themselves and the property?
How to Keep In Touch While Working Remotely
At Devonshires, we have strived to achieve this through various initiatives to engage with our clients and keep people connected and, in particular, to ensure that officers at all levels are able to keep their legal knowledge up to date and perhaps learn something new too.
Flexible tenancies appear decidedly inflexible following recent Court of Appeal decision
Ms Kalonga was the flexible tenant of Croydon under a five year secure fixed term tenancy agreement. Croydon sought possession within the fixed term on Grounds 1 and 2 of Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1985 relying on allegations of non-payment of rent and anti-social behaviour.
Changes to the Notices of Seeking Possession
The Coronavirus Act came into force on 25 March 2020 and has made changes to the notice periods for landlords seeking possession of their property under section 83 of the Housing Act 1985 (Secure Tenancies) and sections 8 and 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies).
Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space)
The purpose of the Regulation is to give individuals in debt time to get advice and find appropriate debt solutions to problems they have without having the further pressure of enforcement action or letters pursuing them for that debt during the period.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 26
It is difficult to believe that it is a year since the first lockdown; but equally astonishing is how our social housing clients and the Courts have adapted to the challenging work environment we have faced over the last year.
Flexible tenancies appear decidedly inflexible following recent Court of Appeal decision
On 27 January 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down their decision in the case of Croydon London Borough Council v Kalonga [2021] EWCA Civ 77.
HMPL Building Blocks Webinar Programme- Spring/Summer 2021
Devonshires Housing Management and Property Litigation Building Blocks Webinar programme is back due to popular demand!
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.