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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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Capital Funding Guide Update 22/09/2021 – Existing Shared Ownership Model Leases
You will no doubt have seen Homes England’s e-mail of 22/09/2021 concerning the “Shared Ownership Model Lease update”.
Strategic Land Series – Planning Considerations
In the fourth edition of the Strategic Land Series, Hannah Langford, a Partner in the Real Estate & Projects team at Devonshires, will discuss current policies and legislative proposals. Previous editions of this series have focused on Option Agreements, Promotion Agreements, and Hybrid Agreements.
Strategic Land Series – Hybrid Agreements
Following on from the first and second edition of the strategic land series where Katie Fung, a Partner in the Real Estate & Projects team at Devonshires, discussed Option and Promotion Agreements, here in the third instalment of the strategic land series Katie will look at Hybrid Agreements.
Dealing with Adverse Media
Recent allegations of service charge “rip offs”, suggest that RP’s are firmly in the media’s sights. Members of the senior management team (SMT) may face the prospect of a much deserved summer break interrupted by some difficult reading.
Strategic Land Series – Promotion Agreements
Following on from Part One of our Strategic Land series, where Katie Fung, a Partner in the Real Estate & Projects team at Devonshires, reviewed Option Agreements, Katie will now discuss Promotion Agreements.
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.