Insight
The two reforms housing practitioners need to have on their radar
28/07/22
The Government has proposed two new bills relating to housing. As they are being discussed in parliament in the current session, find out what to expect from the reforms and our view on how they might work in practice.
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Housing Case Law - July/August 2022
20/07/22
Read our monthly housing case law update, summarising the latest cases and court decisions in one practical update, so you can devote more time to supporting your tenants.
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How the Rent Arrears Arbitration Scheme can help commercial landlords recover outstanding rent payments
19/07/22
There is a legally binding arbitration process through which commercial landlords and tenants can resolve outstanding rent debts which have accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how the process works and if you can benefit from it.
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The GM2030 report – which role will local housing providers play?
05/07/22
By 2030, Greater Manchester aims to become a place of innovation, reach its net zero targets and create highly skilled jobs for people to come and live in the region. Learn more about the key proposals impacting on housing and regeneration in our insight.
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Ground rents on residential leases will soon be gone – here’s what registered providers need to know about the Leasehold Reform Act 2022
23/06/22
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 will remove ground rent payments for new residential long leases. Read on to find out which leases are affected, the changes landlords can expect and our top tips for complying with the new provisions.
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Housing Case Law - June 2022
21/06/22
Read our monthly housing case law update, summarising the latest cases and court decisions in one practical update, so you can devote more time to supporting your tenants.
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Right to Buy Expansion- Key Points to Note
09/06/22
Boris Johnson has announced the government’s new Right to Buy scheme during his speech in Blackpool this afternoon. This follows on from a pilot scheme rolled out in the Midlands between 2018 and 2021.
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Housing Case Law - May 2022
17/05/22
Read our monthly housing case law update, summarising the latest cases and court decisions in one practical update, so you can devote more time to supporting your tenants.
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The economic predictions and current risks registered providers should consider now
13/05/22
The 2022 Social Housing Finance Conference focused on the current economic and political instability, and what RPs can do to keep ahead of the curve. We summarise the key messages for housing providers we took away from the conference.
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What the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill means for planning law and delivery of affordable housing
12/05/22
The Bill proposes changes to existing planning legislation including local government, planning, and compulsory purchase. Our experts explore the potential changes to the planning system and the impacts they could have on the delivery of new housing.
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How will the Ground Rent reform change residential leases?
29/04/22
Going forward, leaseholders will (subject to a few exceptions) effectively pay nothing in respect of ground rent on new or replacement leases. We summarise everything landlords need to know about the new legislation.
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A room with a view: Legal considerations for landlords regarding the use of Ring cameras and other domestic CCTV
26/04/22
Landlords are increasingly installing domestic CCTV to deter and detect fly-tipping, ASB, and using footage as evidence in enforcement. Read on for an overview of recent decisions and our advice on how you can minimise the risk of legal challenges.