Insight
The Queen’s Speech, May 2021: Highlights for the social housing sector
17/05/21
The Queen set out the government’s legislative priorities for the year ahead. We provide an overview of the key pieces of legislation, assessing the impact of each of these for registered providers and the social housing sector.
Insight
The breathing space scheme – what actions do housing providers need to take?
04/05/21
The government’s new debt respite programme, known as the “breathing space” scheme, comes into force on 4 May 2021. We explore what this means for the future of possession proceedings and the impact on the social housing sector.
Insight
Is fire safety the responsibility of the Asset Manager?
29/04/21
At our recent webinar on fire safety, Partner Paul Lloyd and Housing Consultant Jan Taranczuk took an in-depth look at where the responsibility for fire prevention lies within social housing organisations. We set out their top tips and key takeaways.
In the News
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.