Housing
Dealing with anti-social behaviour during COVID-19 lockdown
02/04/20
It has been widely publicised that ASB cases are likely to rise during lockdown as tensions build. We discuss what this means for RPs who have obligations in tackling ASB in accordance with policy, procedures and regulation.
Health and social care
COVID-19: Discharge processes
01/04/20
The anticipated strain on acute beds, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, has meant that hospitals need to ensure beds are used only for those patients strictly in need of in-hospital clinical care.
Health and social care
COVID-19 and the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding
01/04/20
The Coronavirus Act 2020 effectively suspends CCG’s and NHS Trust’s duties to carry out assessments under Regulations 21 and 28 of the NHS Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups Regulations 2012, and the CHC Framework.
Health and social care
The Coronavirus Act 2020: Key provisions for healthcare organisations
01/04/20
The Coronavirus Act gives the government the power to take urgent action to tackle the issues caused by the virus. We highlight the key provisions in healthcare, including the ongoing changes the Act brings and how it may impact your organisation.
Housing
COVID-19: The new gas safety guidance – a risk based approach
31/03/20
Due to COVID-19, many social landlords have been clarifying their responsibilities to The Gas Safety Regulations. The new guidance emphasises the need to engage with tenants in a “pragmatic, common-sense approach” to meet regulatory requirements.
Housing
Top tips when considering your procurement options for COVID-19 issues
31/03/20
For housing providers reviewing contracts and their procurement options as a result of COVID-19 issues, we recommend using the Cabinet Office PPN 01/20 as a useful “checklist” of your options. We set out some practical tips and guidance to consider.
Housing
Dealing with anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic
31/03/20
The ‘social distancing’ measures across the UK have already seen a surge in anti-social behaviour (ASB) and domestic abuse. We explore the tools available to you to deal with anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse during this pandemic.
Housing
Moving House – Government guidelines during COVID-19
31/03/20
New Government guidance has been issued on the practicalities of moving home during the current COVID-19 lockdown in the UK. This Insight takes you through ​some practical considerations that need to be taken into account.
COVID-19 and Court of Protection proceedings
27/03/20
COVID-19 poses significant resource and logistics challenges for all those who work with protected parties who lack capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Here we explore how the Court of Protection operates in the current climate.
Housing
Commercial leases: Non-payment of rent
27/03/20
The Coronavirus Act includes a ban on forfeiture of commercial leases for non-payment of rent for the next 3 months, affecting RPs who are landlords of commercial units. Here are the practical steps you can take to minimise the impact on your business.
Housing
The impact of COVID-19 on County Court proceedings
27/03/20
The Coronavirus Act became law on 25 March 2020 and its provisions in respect of housing are now in force. We explore the housing provisions and your concerns around county court proceedings in the current climate.
Health and social care
COVID-19: Clinical claims – guidance and support
26/03/20
We have been helping clients in a number of ways in light of the unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 pandemic—here we set out examples of the support that we are giving and other useful guidance.