The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
What’s important to us? The way in which everyone across the firm contributes to providing our clients with an outstanding level of service. It’s all about building and maintaining client relationships through offering them quality, clear and timely advice.
As a secretary in the Property team you will support fee earners to ensure that these standards are achieved by providing a full secretarial and administrative service. Your previous experience, together with being highly organised and proactive in the management of correspondence, telephone calls and financial information, will help you build trust and rapport with the fee earners you support, others within the firm, and our clients.
The role requires secretarial experience and advanced level IT skills in Microsoft Office, together with familiarity in other IT systems such as digital dictation. You must have experience of working in a busy property department of a legal firm; knowledge and experience of land registry practice and procedure to make applications to the land registry as well as SDLT returns. You will also have a confident manner, excellent organisation, diary management and communication skills.
This is a rewarding and varied role which offers you the opportunity to build a long term career in our firm.
Anthony Collins is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”
Following our recent e-briefing on Possession Notices, Helen Tucker and Emilie Pownall from our housing litigation team discuss the impact of the changes on social landlords.
Not only has the possession stay been extended until 20 September, the notice periods to be given to tenants has been extended in certain circumstances with some important exceptions.
The Court has confirmed that a party cannot withhold its consent in order to re-write the original bargain.
Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, building safety continues to be a key concern for social housing providers and their residents.