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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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The Building Safety Bill
In our new article, we provide an overview of the new Building Safety Bill, highlighting some of the more important changes over the previous version. 
Expert Statement on Building Safety: Medium and lower-rise buildings
On 21 July 2021 the Government announced a further, significant, development in its ongoing attempts to support leaseholders in medium to lower-rise buildings (under 18m) who have faced difficulty in selling, anxiety at the potential cost of remediation and concern at the safety of their homes.
Strategic Land Series – Option Agreements
With strategic land becoming more competitive due to its cost effective nature in providing some security for future pipeline delivery, Katie Fung, a Partner in the Real Estate & Projects team at Devonshires, will discuss the key differences between various strategic land structures in this series.
Building Safety Bill Update
On 5 July 2021, the Government published the latest (and perhaps final) version of the Building Safety Bill (“Bill”), which among other things is designed to ensure that problems identified with building safety in higher risk buildings do not occur in new buildings and are appropriately mitigated and managed in existing buildings.
Charities Bill Update: Land Transactions
Those dealing with charity land will not be surprised that the topic of regulation of disposals of land split consultees to the 2017 Law Commission report “Technical Issues in Charity Law”. The Government’s response to the Law Commission is set out in the recently published Charities Bill 2021.
The New Model for Shared Ownership Lease: A decade of repair costs for Landlords
On 1 April 2021, the Government published its summary of responses received to its ‘New Model for Shared Ownership Consultation’ which concluded in late 2020.
Charities Bill Update
For company secretaries looking for helpful reading in advance of this year’s “staycation”, they might consider the recently published Charities Bill 2021.
Residential lease extensions and enfranchisement
The Government have recently updated and made changes to the Capital Funding Guide in relation to proposals regarding enfranchisement, lease extensions and shared ownership. In this article, we will give an overview of the new changes and discuss what they mean.
Purchasing a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV): Key issues to consider at the outset
Opportunities for the acquisition of land and property assets are increasingly being presented to potential purchasers, including private investors and registered providers.
Important Changes following the introduction of The Fire Safety Act
The Fire Safety Act received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021 and will shortly be on the statute books.
The Kids’ Company Case – Moving a Line in the Sand
In our new article, Partner and Head of Social Housing Andrew Cowan, and Consultants Andrew Crawford and Keith Jenkins, discuss the High Court judgment in the recent Kids Company case, and what it means for charity trustees.
RICS Guidance Note for the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding
On 8 March 2021, RICS published its Guidance Note for the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding, following a consultation process.