The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently made some noteworthy changes to its guidance around data subject access requests (DSARs).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
In the fourth part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks arising out of varying the terms of construction contracts.
A local authority recently received a "roasting" by the Pensions Ombudsman for their delay in processing an employee’s ill-health retirement pension, following her diagnosis with advanced cancer.
The Times is looking for three or four charities to feature in their editions running in December 2019 and early January 2020.
Cliff Mills defines and talks about the importance of social value in his blog, and its potential within Greater Manchester.
Following a power outage at Anthony Collins Solicitors’ (ACS) Birmingham office, our employees and partners currently have limited functionality, including no access to emails.
Joint ventures present an opportunity for housing associations to build organisational capacity, the revenues from which could help deliver on wider social housing commitments.
Residents are now unable to make applications to prohibit landlords from seeking to recover the cost of legal proceedings through the service charge on behalf of other residents, without consent.
Natalie Barbosa summarises some of the legal challenges facing fundraisers in the charity sector.
We hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail.
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