The Inside Housing article listed a wide variety of types of supported housing; and  in our view housing associations should increase rents for all types mentioned. However housing associations need to be alert to the anticipated changes in legislation; and in particular ensure that the exemption does hit the statute book at the same time/before the requirement to implement rent decreases.

We will continue to monitor the position and issue an updated e-briefings as appropriate.

Don’t forget our rent increase/decrease letter/notice checking service. Please contact Jonathan Cox or Emma Hardman if you are interested.

You can read the Inside Housing article here.

Is £400m enough?
Is £400m enough?

The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.

The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys
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Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.

What's mine is (not) yours!
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How to avoid the PET trap
How to avoid the PET trap

When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.

Fictitious divorces
Fictitious divorces

Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.