Housing
Shared ownership reform: What do the new proposals mean for tenants and registered providers?
18/09/20
As a part of the government’s strategy towards increasing home ownership, significant proposals aimed at making shared ownership more accessible have now been announced. In this insight, we explore the government’s proposals and what this means for RPs.
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - September 2020
16/09/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Housing
Possession cases: a roundup of the current position for housing providers
08/09/20
With the stay on possession cases due to be lifted on 20 September 2020, we summarise where we are now, and what you need to be doing in preparation for the lifting of the stay.
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COVID-19 FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
04/09/20
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.
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - August 2020
18/08/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Housing
Video: Anti-social behaviour (ASB) discussion hour
11/08/20
We’ve got together with some of our valued clients to discuss how they’ve been managing anti-social behaviour (ASB) during the coronavirus outbreak.
Housing
The government’s planning reform: Planning for the future
07/08/20
The government published the much anticipated white paper on 5 August 2020, which focuses on the reform of the English planning system. We summarise the key aims, the changes proposed and what they mean for housing providers.
Housing
Changes to notices in possession cases in Wales from 24 July 2020
27/07/20
The Welsh Ministers have exercised powers under Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to alter the minimum period of notice a landlord must now give assured (shorthold) tenants of a property in Wales before possession proceedings can be issued.
Housing
Gearing up for the resumption of possession cases - part 2
27/07/20
CPR PD55C makes temporary rules that will apply between 23/08/2020 and 28/03/2021 for existing possession claims, as well as new claims issued within specific timelines. We consider the position for social housing providers in relation to each category.
Housing
Permitted development rights – why it’s important to check your planning history
22/07/20
On 1 July 2020, the Planning Inspectorate heard an appeal in which it appears to have come to the opposite conclusion of its previous decision on the application of permitted development rights. We examine the outcome details and what this means for RPs.
Housing
Gearing up for the resumption of possession cases – part 1
20/07/20
We review the latest developments to social housing providers preparing for the anticipated lifting of the stay on possession proceedings: the new Practice Direction on dealing with possession cases and the opening of Nightingale Courts.
Housing
Permitted development rights – what are new allowances for residential and commercial buildings?
20/07/20
To address the ongoing issue of the UK’s housing shortage, the government has announced the extension of permitted development rights, speeding up the development process. We explore these initiatives and what they mean for registered providers (RPs).