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.
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Court clarifies disclosure obligation to non-parties
20/07/20
The Supreme Court case of Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Graham Dring... clarified the approach to be taken towards a non-party’s access to court records under Civil Procedure Rule 5.4C.
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).
Housing
Housing case law - July 2020
14/07/20
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
Is the stay that stayed longer to stay no more?
13/07/20
In just over six weeks’ time, it is expected that the stay on possession proceedings, initially imposed by CPR PD 51Z until 25 June 2020 and then extended by CPR 55.29 until 23 August 2020, will be lifted. We explain what this means for RPs.
Housing
Build, Build, Build!
13/07/20
As a result of COVID-19, Boris Johnson has put forward his ‘New Deal’ to boost the struggling UK economy and to address the ongoing issue of the UK’s housing shortage. We set out the new measures and investments of the deal and what they mean for RPs.
NHS healthcare
COVID-19: Top tips for remote inquest hearings
07/07/20
As we see the re-opening of Coroners’ courts following the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue our series of inquest-related insights with our top tips for partially remote inquest hearings.
Housing
The Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic and the extension on forfeiture
01/07/20
The government has extended the regulations protecting commercial tenants from eviction to 30 September, and also produced the Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during COVID-19. We set out what the extension and code mean for RPs.
NHS healthcare
Primary care
Confidentiality guidance changes: national consultation launched on revised Caldicott Principles and arrangements
01/07/20
The National Data Guardian launched a consultation on the future Caldicott Principles and extending the need to appoint ‘Caldicott Guardians’ across all organisations in health and adult social care. We explain the consultation’s scope and how to respond.
Housing
Section 21 Notice and ‘late’ gas safety certificates
25/06/20
The Court of Appeal gave judgment on whether landlords can recover possession via a notice under s21 of the Housing Act when they had failed to provide the tenant with a gas safety certificate before occupation. We explore what the decision means for RPs.
Housing
COVID-19: A review of the sector’s response by the Regulator of Social Housing
25/06/20
In its latest monthly Coronavirus Operational Survey Reports (COSR), the RSH has been reviewing how well registered providers are coping with challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and looking forwards to what the future may look like for our sector.
Housing
Video: Anti-social behaviour (ASB) after lockdown
25/06/20
This short video highlights a number of key areas for social housing providers to consider after the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown—exploring case management principles, discussions around risk assessments, tools and powers and preparing for change.