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).
With 11 new top 3000 charity clients this year, we now act for 140 of the top 3000 charities across the country, maintaining fourth position in the national rankings. The work that we do with charities, and the difference that our legal expertise makes in helping charities achieve their own goals, is something we are proud of and fundamental to helping us achieve our purpose of improving lives, communities and society.
Shivaji Shiva, Senior Associate at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “We are pleased to consolidate our position as a top-five charities practice, continuing our run of double-digit growth, by winning another 11 eligible clients. Our ranking reflects the team's determined efforts to help charities operate effectively in these uncertain times.
As our recent conference highlighted, charities have found the past year remarkably difficult. They have had to weather continued scrutiny of charity governance and fundraising, and ongoing public-sector funding constraints, as well as wider political developments. We have worked hard to strengthen our relationships with long-standing clients despite those challenges, and we are delighted to have won instructions from new charity clients across our specialist areas. External validation of this sort is always a boost to the team, and we are glad to cement our position as a top legal advisor to charities."
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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.
A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”
Following our recent e-briefing on Possession Notices, Helen Tucker and Emilie Pownall from our housing litigation team discuss the impact of the changes on social landlords.
Not only has the possession stay been extended until 20 September, the notice periods to be given to tenants has been extended in certain circumstances with some important exceptions.
The Court has confirmed that a party cannot withhold its consent in order to re-write the original bargain.
Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, building safety continues to be a key concern for social housing providers and their residents.
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