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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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IT’S THE LAW: Planning and Judicial Review
Securing planning permission is a significant stage in any development project - read our latest IT'S THE LAW to understand the process.
A new deal for renting: resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords and tenants
The Government should exempt social housing from its plans to abolish Section 21 and the rest of the assured shorthold tenancy regime along with it writes Lee Russell.
Fixed Term Tenancies, Break Clauses and Section 21 Notices
Registered Providers will welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal in this case, which examined the effect of a break clause in a 7 year fixed term tenancy which had incorporated a starter period of one year.
Issuing and enforcing possession claims in the High Court
Most claims for possession of land are issued in the County Court. Whilst it is possible to issue a possession claim in the High Court, the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) make clear that this is only appropriate in exceptional circumstances.
Ensuring compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty – 10 top tips for Social Landlords
How a social landlord can comply with the public sector equality duty (“PSED”) has been the subject of a number of challenges in court in recent years.
“Am I bovvered?” … if councils manage RPs’ stock
Apparently it’s too much bother for Esther McVey to tell Parliament what she thinks about councils managing the housing stock of Registered Providers (RPs). It is, nevertheless, a live debate.
IT’S THE LAW: The What, When & Why of Property Transactions
In this edition of IT’S THE LAW we look at the fundamental issues that crop up on a development land transaction.
IT’S THE LAW: Commercial Property
Don’t bury your head in the sand if your tenant defaults
IT’S THE LAW: Joint Ventures
Nowadays, Joint Ventures are an integral part of the property development landscape. They are a tried and tested mechanism for increasing housing supply.
IT’S THE LAW: Drones
Oh look, it’s Devonshires, droning on again...Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a surveyor (or other building professional)!
Approved Document B: New and Improved
This article sets out the changes and clarifications made, particularly in Approved Document B: Volume 2, specifically Section 12.
Safety costs and finance issues: what are the options for HAs?
As widespread remedial works continue, Mark London and Julian Barker look into the legal and financial implications for housing associations.