Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is a professional body for practitioners in the field of trusts, estates and related issues. Donna’s accreditation marks the end of a four year course and ongoing commitment that Anthony Collins Solicitors has to staff development, ensuring that clients work with only specialist legal advisers.
Donna, who qualified as a solicitor in 2007 is a member of the firm’s Wills, Probate, Estate Management and Planning team. She has extensive experience in creating and administering personal injury trusts for people who have suffered an injury and received compensation, working closely with the personal injury and clinical negligence teams.
The Cabinet Office has published guidance asking for people to act responsibly, fairly and “in the national interest”.
To help our charity clients look to the future, we summarise key guidance and updates over the last week.
On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
For anyone who is currently restrained from holding their General Meeting or have held such in breach of their governing documents, help is on the way!
Social landlords may be surprised to learn that “landlords should be able to carry out routine as well as essential repairs for most households”.
Many housing providers are now re-thinking about gathering information to complete their data return to the Regulator of Social Housing, with the initial exercise having been delayed by Covid-19.
With many premises being left unoccupied (or minimally occupied) during the lockdown, both Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive have warned of the increased risks of Legionella.
The Court of Appeal judgement in Booth and another v R  EWCA Crim 575 will be welcome news for local authority prosecutors and their investigation teams.
The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force on 4 April.
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