Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, a key theme of 2020 has been diversity and inclusivity. This two-part update addresses this theme in detail
From 6th April 2016 a new prescribed form must be used. So do make sure to use it next year (noting for many Registered Provider (RP) clients the only use will be where fixed service charges are used and these mean the “total” rent increases).
At first glance the form seems the same and indeed it is – the only changes are to the Guidance notes; updating a website address and correcting a couple of cross references. Nevertheless, it is the prescribed form so if you are in the position of increasing the total rent then don’t forget to use it.
The form (form 4) can be found within this legislation.
The Government do publish Word versions of the forms here.
For more information
To find out more about how rent increases/decreases legislation affects you, please contact Zishaan Saleem.
but as of 1st April 2016 hadn’t yet done so (well for most RPs there is almost a year before it is needed!).
Covid-19 has resulted, on the whole, in a marked co-operation between contracting authorities and their suppliers as everybody focuses on maintaining delivery as far as possible.
Employment Tribunal rules in favour of claimants in minimum wage case – has the interpretation of “working time” changed?
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?
It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
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).
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.
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