The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
The seminars took place on 21 March 2013 in Birmingham and 26 March in London.
The conferences guided housing professionals through new developments in legislation and discussed issues currently impacting the sector, such as welfare reforms and tenure changes. The sessions also analysed the practical consequences of these changes and gave guidance for housing practitioners on how to respond effectively.
Helen Tucker, partner, and Jenny Francis, senior associate at Anthony Collins Solicitors, delivered interactive workshops which summarised current case law and address the effect of the Human Rights Act on repossession proceedings. Emma Duke, associate, led a session in Birmingham on tenancy agreements and suggested changes to take account of welfare reforms and green deal issues. Other speakers delivered updates on issues such as the new anti-social behaviour reforms.
Helen Tucker said: “It is now more important than ever for housing professionals to keep up to date with the latest information and developments in housing law. The workshops raised awareness of important legal changes in the sector and provide housing practitioners with valuable advice on how to deal with practical issues.”
CIH conference and seminar organiser Patrick Grace said: “These events provide the perfect opportunity for housing professionals to gain well-informed legal advice, supporting and allowing them to prepare for significant changes in the sector.”
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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