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).
Anthony Collins Solicitors has a clear purpose to improve lives, communities and society and is delighted to have been shortlisted for Business Charity Law Firm of the Year. The judging panel will choose a winner for each category and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 14 September 2016.
David Alcock, Partner and Charities Sector Lead at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “We are delighted to be in the company of a range of wonderful charities in the shortlists for these awards, which highlight the people, the spirit, and the hard work behind the scenes that make this such a rewarding sector to be part of.
“We see being shortlisted as recognition of the work done by people across the firm to help client charities whether that involves delivering cost-effective support to smaller and community-based charities or large, complex projects with a national impact. It is a privilege to work alongside charities and people who share our purpose and values – and help them to improve lives.”
For further information about how ACS can support you or your charity, please contact Shivaji Shiva for more information about the awards, please see the Third Sector Awards website
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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