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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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.
Number of homes selling within a week of being placed on the market is at its highest level for ten years
According to a study by Rightmove, the number of homes selling within a week of being placed on the market is at its highest level for ten years.
It’s all change (again): possession claims and new notice periods
There are new regulations that suspend and amend Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020. All new possession notices will now have to comply with the extended notice periods.
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.
Changes to the Planning Regime and Use Classes
In our new article, we provide an overview of the proposed new system, as well as an outline of the updated Use Classes Order and its impacts for landlords and developers.
Update: Building Safety Fund – Social Housing Providers
The Government has now published further guidance to social housing providers on the claims process they will need to follow in order to gain access to part of the £1 billion remediation fund for non-ACM cladding.