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Devonshires’ Real Estate & Projects Series
This programme of webinars provides an insight into some key topics relating to Real Estate and Project matters including changes in legislation, market trends and topical news.
Homes England issues updates to certain provisions of the 2021/2026 prescribed form Shared Ownership leases
On 07 June 2023 Homes England published updates to section 11 of the Capital Funding Guide (see 11.2.5) “because of the addition of new fundamental clauses to model leases to reflect the Shared Ownership product for homes funded by Homes England through the AHP 2021 to 2026”.
Infrastructure Levy – Consultation due to close this week
The consultation on a national Infrastructure Levy (“the Levy”) proposed by the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities (“DLUHC”) is due to close this Friday, 9 June 2023.
The Renters Reform Bill: Key Issues For Executives and Boards
The Renters Reform Bill has been long-anticipated, promising far-reaching reforms of housing law in England. What key issues should Boards of registered providers be considering in relation to the Bill?
The Subsidy Control Act 2022 came into force on 4 January 2023
The Subsidy Control Act (SCA) came into force on 4 January 2023, marking the end of the Brexit transition period in relation to subsidy control.
Private Investment in Social Housing – Part 2 – Third Parties and Stakeholders
The focus of Part 2 is on third parties and stakeholders who need to be engaged in such transactions.
Private Investment in Social Housing – Part 1 – Agreeing The Terms
Facing unprecedented financial pressures in a turbulent market, a number of housing associations are seriously considering innovative partnerships to bring more private institutional investment into the social housing sector.
RPs, Regulatory Requirements and their Property Portfolios
The RSH has made clear that it takes a co-regulatory approach and holds board members and councillors responsible for ensuring that RPs are being managed effectively and meeting regulatory requirements. One such requirement is the need to meet the Rent Standard and (subject to relevant exemptions) all rents must be charged in accordance with the Government’s Policy Statement on Rents for Social Housing 2019.
The dangers of just ‘dropping in’
Planning due diligence is essential when purchasing land with the benefit of planning permission.  Purchasers and lenders alike need to need to ensure that where property is sold with the benefit of planning permission, it has been or is capable of being implemented and is suitable for the proposed use.
Electricity shortage in West London Boroughs is a further blow for housing delivery
The Greater London Authority (GLA) have recently warned about further restrictions on the approval or implementation of planning permission in the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon.
The ins and outs of Option Agreements
Katie Fung, a Partner in our Real Estate and Project department, takes a closer look at the ins and outs of Option Agreements.
Building Safety Act and the extension to limitation periods
The Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy and the recommendations of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety conducted by Dame Hackitt has led to myriad changes in legislation affecting the construction industry.