Housing
Update: Community Infrastructure Levy in respect of phased planning
13/05/20
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing strain on every aspect of society and we are unlikely to revert back to the ‘norm’ in the immediate future. Adapting to this unprecedented time will be key to ensure business runs as smoothly as possible.
Housing
The ‘stay’ stays: Court of Appeal confirms legality of CPR PD51Z
12/05/20
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by which a challenge was bought to the legality of the 90-day stay imposed on possession proceedings by CPR PD51Z.
Housing
Nitrates – measuring the impact of development and mitigation requirements in the Solent region
07/05/20
We summarise the advice from Natural England and set out the methods used to measure nitrogen output of new developments in the Solent region, and the steps that developers and landowners need to take against the impact on designated sites.
Housing
The Land Registry’s amendments to the Practice Guideline on the virtual execution of documents and deeds
05/05/20
As from 4 May 2020 the Land Registry has amended Practice Guideline 8 on the execution of documents (new section 12) in relation to the admissibility for registration of deeds and documents executed by virtual means. We summarise the new process here.
Housing
Guidance for social landlords on essential moves
01/05/20
The Government has released guidance for social landlords on essential home moves. Although this is not statutory guidance, it includes helpful tips on what most housing providers should be doing when it comes to residents moving home, and repairs.
Housing
Housing management and COVID-19: A selection of FAQs from social housing providers
30/04/20
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of challenges and changes to practice in the area of housing management. We answered a selection of some of the many questions that housing associations have been asking us.
Housing
House builders announce phased reopening of development sites
30/04/20
Last month, a number of UK house builders announced closure of their construction sites across the UK. The Government has now confirmed that construction sites are permitted to be open as long as the correct Site Operating Procedures are complied with.
Housing
NHS healthcare
COVID-19: Inquest FAQs
28/04/20
We have compiled these FAQs for healthcare, social care, emergency services and housing sectors regarding how coroners are approaching inquests in the current climate and how demands on organisations and their professional witnesses can best be managed.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19: Clinical risk and indemnity considerations
24/04/20
COVID-19 has permeated every aspect of health and social care, presenting challenges to the NHS and private sector. The situation is evolving but key concerns are highlighted in this Insight with practical advice on managing risk and indemnity issues.
NHS healthcare
How much of a medical record can a personal representative see?
24/04/20
The Access to Health Records Act 1990 grants a statutory right of access to the medical records of the deceased to certain individuals in certain circumstances. The High Court has recently looked at the scope of that right for personal representatives.
Housing
COVID-19 and possession proceedings: New amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules
21/04/20
Amendments to Practice Direction 51Z to the Civil Procedure Rules, which have immediate effect, were announced on the judiciary’s website on 20 April 2020. We highlight the key amendments and what they mean for social housing providers.
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - April 2020
17/04/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.