The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
The area associations need to focus on now is developing their policies (on discretion and sales). In its guidance the NHF has provided a list of policy areas to consider and issues to take into account when drafting policies.
As solicitors to the VRTB Pilot we are in a good position to help; policies need to take into account potential complaints and challenges so need to be carefully drafted.
It is for each association to consider their own policy. The NHF list is not exhaustive, for example, the Demolition Notice procedure does not apply to the VRTB so capturing properties affected by potential redevelopment proposals is important.
We can help you develop your policy through an interactive tool we have developed right through to the final policy and board reports.
You may be familiar with the sales process for the RTA and/or (P)RTB but the VRTB sits outside the statutory process. The NHF has provided a note of the key sales stages but you will need to adapt your existing sales process to accommodate these, and think carefully about the form of the offer/contract.
For example, the section 125 restrictions on service charge provisions do not apply to the VRTB: what service charge information (if any) would you provide?
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.
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.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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