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).
As a result of the agreement Anthony Collins Solicitors will sponsor the SLCNG’s Midlands Region from 01 September 2014.
The agreement will provide SLCNG with access to expert legal practitioners with a proven track record in antisocial behaviour practice and directly benefit members in the region via, for example, expert briefings on key issues and training events.
Roger Griffiths, Chair of the SLCNG Board said: “We have had a very positive relationship with Anthony Collins over many years and look forward to developing that further for the benefit of SLCNG members.”
Helen Tucker, Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said “this next year is one of major change for those tackling ASB. We are delighted to be able to support and work alongside the SLCNG as we all navigate our way together through these new developments”.
This article was first written by the SLCNG. To see the original news item, please click on the link: http://www.slcng.org.uk/news/912
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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