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Social Housing Newsletter – Winter 2021

Welcome. In this edition of our quarterly newsletter, we have a variety of topics to share with you. Warning: Two articles, one considering the move from LIBOR to SONIA, and the other, an overview of a recent ASB case, do contain some music-themed puns (we’ve all been in lockdown for...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – February 2021

Welcome to the February issue of our case law update Our social housing team are delighted to share the cases from October from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will be helpful and we welcome...

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New taxes announced to fund cladding remediation

On 10 February 2021, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced further plans in respect of remediation of defective cladding works. As part of the announcement of the five-point plan, two new tax provisions were detailed: A new “Gateway 2” developer levy, to be applied when a developer seeks permission for...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – December 2020

Welcome to the December issue of our case law update Our social housing team are delighted to share the cases from September from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will be helpful and we welcome...

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Developer De-brief – Autumn 2020

Welcome to our first edition. We are all being advised to take care and avoid risk to our health at the moment. Development is about taking risk – there is no guarantee of a successful or profitable outcome – but those most likely to succeed will have paid proper attention...

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Social Housing Newsletter – Autumn 2020

Autumn 2020 edition In this edition we look at the consequences of ‘being nice’ to residential tenants, the impact of the shared ownership rules for RPs, and try to help clear the fog around possession claims now they are back on the table. In addition, the focus of our ‘In...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – November 2020

Welcome to the November issue of our case law update Our social housing team are delighted to share the cases from August from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will be helpful and we welcome...

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Modular construction and fire risks

Considerations when using modern methods of construction (“MMC”) In the early hours of Monday 27 July 2020, The Moorfield Hotel in Brae, on the Shetland Islands, burned down, with the hotel destroyed in its entirety. No guests were injured, having safely been evacuated. This was the second devastating fire in...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin – October 2020

Welcome to the October issue of our case law update Our social housing team are delighted to share the cases from July from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will be helpful and we welcome...

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Telecoms: Important New Code case relating to residential rooftop

Considered market evidence for the first time – the Tribunal provides further guidance on levels of consideration for rooftop sites of residential blocks In CTIL -v- L&Q [2020] the Tribunal was asked to determine the terms (including the consideration) to impose a new telecoms code agreement for a rooftop site...

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