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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IT’S THE LAW: Modular Construction
In this edition of IT’S THE LAW we look at some of the particular issues you will need to cover in a contract for a modular build.
IT’S THE LAW: Community Infrastructure Levy: Still with us
The Government announced last year that it is considering the abolition of the Community Infrastructure Levy, and possibly replacing it (and s106 (Planning) Agreements) with a nationally set Infrastructure Levy. But who knows when, or if, that will come to pass.
The Right to Regenerate (potentially)
The intention of providing the public with greater control and the ability to call for land to be brought forward for regeneration is a positive step. We recommend organisations consider the questions proposed by the consultation and engage if appropriate to ensure that a balanced approach is considered.
Is This Goodbye To Ground Rents? – The Latest Government Update on Leasehold Reform
In our new article, we discuss the latest Government update on Leasehold Reform.
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.
Public Procurement post-Brexit – Introduction of the “Find a Tender” service
On 23 November 2020, the Cabinet Office published Procurement Policy Note 08/20: Introduction of Find a Tender (the PPN), together with Frequently Asked Questions: Find a tender at the end of the Transition Period.
Devonshires comment on the ongoing ‘Improving home energy performance through lenders’ Government consultation
On 18 November, the Government’s consultation on ‘Improving home energy performance through lenders’ opened, closing on 12th February 2021.
Shared ownership consultation – It is out of the bag (sort of) – the ten year maintenance period will start from…
It is fair to say that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is not letting world events slow them down. It recently disclosed further details on its proposed New Model for Shared Ownership.
Help To Buy: Important issues relating to the current (2013 – 2021) and new (2021 – 2023) Programmes
In our new briefing note, we provide an outline of important issues relating to the current, and new, Help to Buy programmes. 
IT’S THE LAW: Meanwhile Uses – what have you got to lose?
We live in interesting times. People talk of a ‘new normal’. Looking forward to a new steady state - not necessarily a welcome one, but at least a landscape to get to grips with and within which to operate.
Update: Commercial Tenancies and Protection from eviction
On the 25th March we published an article outlining the restrictions on a landlord exercising forfeiture. Today we revisit this, and outline what landlords can do if a tenant is in default.
Planning for the Future: The New White Paper
In our new article, we the key principles of the proposed new planning system and consider whether they are a threat or an opportunity for affordable housing providers.