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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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Public Procurement Regulations – Ask the Expert: Kris Kelliher
What public procurement regulations do we have to comply with now that the United Kingdom has left the EU, and are these likely to change in the future?
CPR 81: the new contempt of court rules
The new Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) 81 changed the procedure for contempt of court and applies to all applications on foot or those that commenced after 1 October 2020.
Dealing with Hoarding during the Coronavirus crisis
There has been some focus on the effects of anti-social behaviour upon neighbours, but what about cases such as hoarding where the main person affected is the hoarder themselves and the property?
How to Keep In Touch While Working Remotely
At Devonshires, we have strived to achieve this through various initiatives to engage with our clients and keep people connected and, in particular, to ensure that officers at all levels are able to keep their legal knowledge up to date and perhaps learn something new too.
Flexible tenancies appear decidedly inflexible following recent Court of Appeal decision
Ms Kalonga was the flexible tenant of Croydon under a five year secure fixed term tenancy agreement. Croydon sought possession within the fixed term on Grounds 1 and 2 of Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1985 relying on allegations of non-payment of rent and anti-social behaviour.
Changes to the Notices of Seeking Possession
The Coronavirus Act came into force on 25 March 2020 and has made changes to the notice periods for landlords seeking possession of their property under section 83 of the Housing Act 1985 (Secure Tenancies) and sections 8 and 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies).
Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space)
The purpose of the Regulation is to give individuals in debt time to get advice and find appropriate debt solutions to problems they have without having the further pressure of enforcement action or letters pursuing them for that debt during the period.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 26
It is difficult to believe that it is a year since the first lockdown; but equally astonishing is how our social housing clients and the Courts have adapted to the challenging work environment we have faced over the last year.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 25
In this edition we discuss set about trying to debunk the myths of Subject Access Requests, the advantages and disadvantages of Property Guardian Companies (PGC's) and why electrical safety inspections really do matter.
PSED breach not fatal to claim for possession
Yesterday the Court of Appeal gave judgement in the case of Luton Community Housing Limited (LCH) v Durdana [2020] EWCA Civ 445.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 24
Welcome to the latest edition of our Housing Management & Property Litigation brief!
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.