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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!
Spotlight on…Jatinder Bhamber
First and foremost, I am delighted to have joined the Devonshires team and since joining in September 2021, the time has flown by!
Inheritance of Tenancies
When a Tenant dies, they cease to occupy the property as their only or principle home. While the tenancy does not cease upon the Tenant’s death, it becomes stripped of its statutory protection by reason of the Tenant’s non-occupation, becoming a mere contractual tenancy.
Q&A: Supporting survivors of domestic abuse – Dr Kelly Henderson & Anna Bennett
Following on from our very successful Webinar with Dr Kelly Henderson in September 2021, Dr Henderson and Anna Bennett respond to some of the common practical and legal questions that come up when trying to assist survivors of domestic abuse.
Ask the Expert – Victoria Smith
What steps should Landlords be taking in response to the Housing Ombudsman’s ‘Spotlight on: Damp and Mould, it’s not lifestyle’ report?
Ensuring compliance when managing ASB in Hostels
I am frequently asked to advise Landlords and Managing Agents when issues arise in hostel accommodation and what steps they need to take to recover possession. In theory, this should be relatively straightforward.
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 Council v Kalonga [2022] UKSC 7, a case concerning termination of flexible tenancies prior to the expiry of the fixed term.
Leasehold & Property Litigation Webinar Programme – 2022/2023
Devonshires Leasehold & Property Litigation Team are pleased to present the new Leasehold & Property Litigation Webinar Programme for 2022/2023.
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: Guidance on creating converted occupation contracts
The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (“the Act”) is set to come into force on 15 July 2022. For all new occupation contracts issued after the Act comes into force, landlords can use template model written contracts issued by the Welsh Government. Default terms included within those model contracts are those set out within the Act and any accompanying regulations.
The Building Safety Bill: the Amendments
Further amendments have now been proposed by the Government to the Building Safety Bill.