Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
The assured tenancy NSP prescribed form is being changed from Wednesday 6th April 2016. The form can be found online (though as a pdf) here.
The Government does prepare Word versions of all housing prescribed forms here, but as of today (1st April 2016) these do not include the new form for after 6th April 2016.
We have prepared a Word version of the new NSP form and this is freely available to our clients by emailing email@example.com.
Do remember that as this form is “prescribed”, you must use it as it stands without amendment and change your own internal templates urgently. The new template must be used for all possession claims, whether for rent arrears or breach of tenancy or ASB etc, otherwise you can expect to see challenges and defences brought on the basis the wrong form was used. Although you can argue the form was substantially the same even if an old template is used, it will obviously avoid delay and greater legal costs if you use the right form first time.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.
New regulations come into force on 1 June 2019, amending the Section 21 (s21) prescribed form template for use with assured shorthold tenancies.
In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.
Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.
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