Our Housing team are delighted following a formal tender procurement process to have been appointed to three lots under the new multi-million-pound legal services framework for The Riverside Group.
These are: -
|Change||When in force?||Comment|
|Maximum cash discount now £102,700 for London boroughs and £77,000 for all other regions||21st July 2014||These apply to all current RTB and PRTB applications; landlords must reissue the s125 notice with the new amount as soon as reasonably possible. CPI increases take place on 6th April in each year|
|Cash discount increasing annually by CPI (September’s figures)||21st July 2014|
|Maximum discount for a house increased to 70%||21st July 2014|
|New RTB1 form||4th August 2014||Applies to RTB and PRTB applications|
- The Government has announced plans to change minimum eligibility period from five years public sector tenancy to three. This requires a change to the law. This is expected to be in place in late 2014, subject to Parliamentary approval.
- Moving forward, the transition rules won’t apply to new applications (i.e. when the discount increases next year landlords must not issue new notices).
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 Unless a tenant has informed the landlord in writing by 11th August 2014
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Many of us who have been following the unfolding Inquest, are not surprised that the Coroner found gross and significant failures on the part of those caring for him.
Transferring out of SHPS will not be suitable for every housing association. So what should housing associations do?
In all the action to remove defective cladding, leaseholders have been the elephant in the room. Whilst social landlords might have adopted a wait and see approach private landlords do not have that luxury.
We welcome the Labour Party’s commitment to doubling the size of the co-operative economy. We wholeheartedly support the ambition to grow this vitally important part of the economy.
It was first referred to in the Charities Act 2006 (which was subsequently replaced by the Charities Act 2011) but it has finally been announced that charitable companies are able to convert to a charitable incorporated organisation (“CIO”).
The Private Members Bill Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19 now has Government support and was debated at second reading on Friday 19 January 2018.
In short - yes. This is a common question in personal injury or clinical negligence claims and has recently come before the High Court in judicial review proceedings.
GDPR The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and bring changes to the rules governing data protection and the requirements placed on organisations which control or process personal data.
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