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Recovery of fire safety costs from leaseholders
Recovery of fire safety costs from leaseholders

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.

Impact of Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill
Impact of Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

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.

New Year resolutions: How should HR prepare for the year ahead?
New Year resolutions: How should HR prepare for the year ahead?

People have been pledging New Year resolutions for thousands of years, with Britons top three resolutions apparently repeatedly being: lose weight, exercise more, and save more money. As we enter 2018 however, what should the HR professional be planning for in the year ahead?

New PAS 91 – at last!
New PAS 91 – at last!

You may have missed this, as we nearly did, but just before Christmas the British Standards Institution issued an updated version of PAS 91.

What is a bedroom?
What is a bedroom?

A new Tribunal decision was published in December 2017 that found that a local authority must assess whether a bedroom can physically fit the number of expected children to sleep in it as a bedroom.

Planning for the unthinkable
Planning for the unthinkable

Carillion’s liquidation – immediate steps to take It is too early to know how this will all play out. In the meantime, many of our clients will have concerns from this decision and we plan to issue further briefings as this sorry tale unfolds.

Are you pouring good money after bad?
Are you pouring good money after bad?

When contractors carry out works or services in a defective manner; the dilemma is how to recover remedial costs without throwing good money after bad?