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Housing case law - April 2021
20/04/21
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
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New shared ownership model lease – what registered providers can expect
01/04/21
The Government has announced further guidance on the much anticipated new model of shared ownership lease, as reported by Inside Housing on 1 April 2021.
Housing case law - March 2021
18/03/21
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Fire Safety: New RICS guidance published on EWS1 forms
10/03/21
RICS has published new guidance on ESW1 Forms, which comes into force on 5th April and clarifies where EWS1 Forms are needed. This will be important to RPs and their leaseholders in preventing delays in sales/mortgage process.
COVID-19 FAQs: The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
09/03/21
The Government announced the launch of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), where employers can “furlough” staff and HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of the employee’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
Spring Budget 2021 in brief: Key highlights for the housing sector
03/03/21
Chancellor Rishi Sunak today used his 2021 Budget to announce a series of initiatives, including an extension of the SDLT holiday and a new scheme to support lenders in providing mortgages with 5% deposits for potential buyers.
The Budget 2021: a first look at the expected changes for housing providers
01/03/21
The budget announcement will provide good news for housing associations. The Chancellor needs to evaluate the time frame of current measures to support housing providers and tenants, and implement solutions to economic challenges caused by Covid-19.
‘Ban on eviction’ extended (again) in England until 31 March 2021
19/02/21
Last week, the government announced that the ‘ban on evictions’ in England—which was set to end on 21 February 2021—was to be extended until 31 March 2021.
Housing case law - February 2021
17/02/21
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Multi-billion pound intervention to remove unsafe cladding
11/02/21
The Housing Secretary has unveiled an unsafe cladding removal scheme which will add £3.5bn on top of the existing £1.6bn set aside—providing reassurance to leaseholders, allowing homeowners to once again buy and sell these properties freely.
Procurement Policy Note 01/21: Procurement in an emergency
11/02/21
PPN 01/21 reiterates the PPN issued at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic setting out the procurement options available to Contracting Authorities during an emergency—further highlighting the commercial risks inherent in direct awards without competition.
Phosphate mitigation and the impact on new developments
03/02/21
Last year, Natural England wrote to Local Planning Authorities setting out concerns over the increase of phosphates into the eco system due to new developments. We set out how this will impact any proposed development and what this means for RPs.