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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Perils of Online Activity – a lesson to be learnt from MP Neil Parish
This week, Former Conservative MP Neil Parish, offered his formal resignation after admitting to watching pornography on two occasions whilst sitting in the House of Commons. This article highlights the issues that arise in respect of inappropriate online activities and the steps employers should take to prevent such conduct, and deal with any resulting disciplinary proceedings and/or claims.
Housing Management Brief – Wales: Issue 1
We are pleased to bring you the first Issue of our Housing Management Brief Wales edition! Following feedback from our Wales based clients, we decided to release a version of our new Housing Management brief tailored to Welsh Registered Social Landlords. Click here to read the full brief. Featured articles are listed below: Renting Homes
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: An Overview
On 12 January 2022 it was announced that the eagerly awaited Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (“the Act”) is to be implemented on 15 July 2022. The Act is set to drastically change housing law in Wales. Some key changes introduced by the Act and what they mean for Landlords are detailed below.
Ask the Expert – Kassim Abshir
How is the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 changing to procedure for abandoned properties?
Spotlight on…Victoria Smith
It’s an exciting time for housing in Wales, with the biggest changes in decades being introduced. I’m looking forward to assisting Landlords further with these changes.
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: New Housing Condition Requirements
The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will bring to Wales similar obligations placed on Landlords in England by the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 28
Welcome to the brand new edition of our Housing Management brief! Click here to read the full brief. Featured articles are listed below: Case Update: Supreme Court hands down decision in Croydon v Kalonga concerning flexible tenancies On 9 March 2022 the Supreme Court handed down their decision in the case of Croydon London Borough
Spotlight on…Jatinder Bhamber
First and foremost, I am delighted to have joined the Devonshires team and since joining in September 2021, the time has flown by!
Inheritance of Tenancies
When a Tenant dies, they cease to occupy the property as their only or principle home. While the tenancy does not cease upon the Tenant’s death, it becomes stripped of its statutory protection by reason of the Tenant’s non-occupation, becoming a mere contractual tenancy.
Q&A: Supporting survivors of domestic abuse – Dr Kelly Henderson & Anna Bennett
Following on from our very successful Webinar with Dr Kelly Henderson in September 2021, Dr Henderson and Anna Bennett respond to some of the common practical and legal questions that come up when trying to assist survivors of domestic abuse.
Ask the Expert – Victoria Smith
What steps should Landlords be taking in response to the Housing Ombudsman’s ‘Spotlight on: Damp and Mould, it’s not lifestyle’ report?
Ensuring compliance when managing ASB in Hostels
I am frequently asked to advise Landlords and Managing Agents when issues arise in hostel accommodation and what steps they need to take to recover possession. In theory, this should be relatively straightforward.