Tasha Tabannor-RobinsonChartered Legal Executive
Property lawyer working with social housing clients on all aspects of residential real estate.
I work closely with our social housing clients on all aspects of residential real estate, with a primary focus on leasehold extension and enfranchisement. I am also responsible for the management of the General Property and Right to Buy teams with a view to ensuring processes are as efficient as possible.
Prior to joining Anthony Collins Solicitors in 2012, I worked for a small, niche law firm, specialising in planning law and property litigation. My skills and experience have since transferred over to working with social housing providers on post-exchange development matters.
I joined the property portfolio team in 2014 and became team leader in 2016. During this time, I dealt with a range of property matters; predominantly the site set-up of shared ownership and open market schemes, along with the subsequent sales, including providing training to clients in this area. In 2017, I went on to become the general property team leader overseeing the residential work of this time. This includes (but is not limited to) auction sales, lease extensions, lease variations, land and property transfers, deeds of grant and release, standard sales and purchases, and business lease renewals. I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2018 and have been largely specialising in residential property law since.
Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
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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