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).
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we work with clients from a range of backgrounds, on a range of case sizes. For each client, we strive to provide a professional service that results in the best outcome. Most recently, our high level of service has been recognised in Chambers and Partners HNW guide for private wealth law in Birmingham and surrounds.
Specific comments were made surrounding our Court of Protection work - "They’re reliable, they turn business around and they communicate. They know their stuff and they’re very good with clients," comments one interviewee,"we have tried other people in the past, but at the moment we’re happy with them. They’re probably our first port of call".
Our team embody the values of our firm to "improve lives, communities and society", with comments praising them for being "very approachable" and "really about what’s best for the clients". Two stand-out members of our team are Alex Elphinston and Donna Holmes, who have been highlighted as notable practitioners in this work area.
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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