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The latest publications from Devonshires.

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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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.
Fixed Term Tenancies, Break Clauses and Section 21 Notices
Registered Providers will welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal in this case, which examined the effect of a break clause in a 7 year fixed term tenancy which had incorporated a starter period of one year.
Issuing and enforcing possession claims in the High Court
Most claims for possession of land are issued in the County Court. Whilst it is possible to issue a possession claim in the High Court, the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) make clear that this is only appropriate in exceptional circumstances.
Ensuring compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty – 10 top tips for Social Landlords
How a social landlord can comply with the public sector equality duty (“PSED”) has been the subject of a number of challenges in court in recent years.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 23
There have been rapid changes in the Housing Management sector, including the recent Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which is set to bring fresh challenges to landlords when it comes to disrepair claims.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 21
In this edition of our HM Brief we focus on two of Judge Luba’s recent decisions: one relating to service of NTQs on the Public Trustee (following the tenant’s death); and a second dealing with the Deregulation Act 2015 and service of Gas Safety Certificates on assured shorthold tenants.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 20
We hope you like the new format which gives you the usual updates on typical Housing Management Issues, but also gives you more of an idea of who’s behind the Devonshires Housing Management Team.