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Flexible tenancies appear decidedly inflexible following recent Court of Appeal decision
On 27 January 2021 the Court of Appeal handed down their decision in the case of Croydon London Borough Council v Kalonga [2021] EWCA Civ 77.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Vaccinations – “No jab no job”
Pimlico Plumbers hit the headlines last week following the announcement that the company will not be offering jobs to individuals who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be drafting new employment contracts for its workforce to include a vaccine requirement.
HMPL Building Blocks Webinar Programme- Spring/Summer 2021
Devonshires Housing Management and Property Litigation Building Blocks Webinar programme is back due to popular demand!
RICS consultation process regarding Guidance Note on consistency in EWS1 requests
On 8 January 2021, RICS announced a consultation process in relation to a proposed Guidance Note for the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding.
Business interruption insurance for Covid losses
On Friday 15 January 2021 the UK Supreme Court in the FCA Test Case gave the English Courts’ final ruling on whether certain types of insurance policy should pay out for Covid business losses.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Employer understanding of the gender pay gap
Last month, the Government Equalities Office published its annual report of the results of research from 2019 into employers' understanding of the gender pay gap and their experiences of complying with the applicable regulations.
Is This Goodbye To Ground Rents? – The Latest Government Update on Leasehold Reform
In our new article, we discuss the latest Government update on Leasehold Reform.
Government releases procurement reform Green Paper
On 15 December 2020 the Government published it long awaited Green Paper on proposed reform to the UK public procurement regime – “Transforming public procurement”.
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.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Can an employer require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
The announcement this week that the NHS has begun the largest mass vaccination campaign in its history in relation to the approved COVID-19 vaccine is welcome news to many.
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.”
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Changes to the criminal records checking regime
In this blog, we look at the impact of legislation passed this week in relation to criminal records checking and at what else the Government is proposing in this area.