COVID-19: How to keep a planning permission alive
COVID-19 may result in planning and construction projects being halted by the authorities. We have identified key struggles housing providers will face when aiming to keep their planning permission, and set out a proactive approach to overcome each issue.
COVID-19: The new gas safety guidance – a risk based approach
Due to COVID-19, many social landlords have been clarifying their responsibilities to The Gas Safety Regulations. The new guidance emphasises the need to engage with tenants in a “pragmatic, common-sense approach” to meet regulatory requirements.
Moving House – Government guidelines during COVID-19
New Government guidance has been issued on the practicalities of moving home during the current COVID-19 lockdown in the UK. This Insight takes you through some practical considerations that need to be taken into account.
Commercial leases: Non-payment of rent
The Coronavirus Act includes a ban on forfeiture of commercial leases for non-payment of rent for the next 3 months, affecting RPs who are landlords of commercial units. Here are the practical steps you can take to minimise the impact on your business.
The impact of COVID-19 on County Court proceedings
The Coronavirus Act became law on 25 March 2020 and its provisions in respect of housing are now in force. We explore the housing provisions and your concerns around county court proceedings in the current climate.
COVID-19 delay clause for property contracts
An industry standard clause has been proposed to deal with COVID-19 delays. In this insight we explore, what the clause says and the impact it may have on you and your property contracts.
Fitness for Human Habitation – what does the act say?
Housing associations have been anticipating the full implementation of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. As of 20 March 2020, all relevant tenancies are now subject to the Act, via the amendment it makes to the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985.
COVID-19: Mutual exchanges in the current climate
Most RPs and LAs are now looking to focus their reduced services on urgent matters and are looking to see what can be stopped/delayed. We examine the impact on mutual exchanges, assured tenants and what this means for RPs.