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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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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.
Supplementary Note: Advice for Building Owners of Multi-storey, Multi-occupied Residential Buildings
The MHCLG explains that the “one-page supplementary note is on the purpose and intent behind ‘Building safety advice for building owners, including fire doors’, particularly those parts which covered external wall systems and balconies. It should be taken into consideration alongside the existing advice, dated January 2020.”
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.
The Charter for Social Housing Residents: The new Social Housing White Paper – Devonshires’ Briefing Note
The long anticipated Social Housing White Paper has landed, and in our new Briefing Note, we discuss our thoughts on what has been announced and the implications for the social housing sector. 
Reducing The Orbit of EWS1 Forms and Upping Resource
On Friday the 21st of November the Government issued a press release stating that following consultation with RICS and The Building Societies Association (BSA), EWS1 forms will no longer be needed on buildings that do not have external wall cladding.
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. 
How to deal with High Court Enforcement Officers (Bailiffs/Sheriffs) attending at your office – 5 Top Tips
A number of our clients have recently had an issue with High Court Enforcement Officers attending their offices to take possession of goods to satisfy a judgment debt in circumstances where our clients have not been aware of any Court action being taken. 
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.
LGPS Deferred Debt Agreements: What will they mean for participating employers?
Following a consultation undertaken during May – July 2019, the Government announced in August 2020 that it was going to legislate for so-called Deferred Debt Agreements (DDAs) to be lawfully concluded between an LGPS Fund and an admitted employer.
Lessons learnt from lockdown – time to put them into practice?
Despite a number of restraints, working life appears to be getting back to “new normal”. For company secretaries and in house lawyers, it is, at last, an opportunity to look back, reflect and then put lessons learnt, since March, into practice.