Residents are now unable to make applications to prohibit landlords from seeking to recover the cost of legal proceedings through the service charge on behalf of other residents, without consent.
Builders and housing associations (HAs) are working together on large-scale developments aimed at tackling the housing crisis. Private developers and HAs cannot build the tens of thousands of quality, well-designed and affordable homes the Midlands needs on their own and have formed joint ventures (JVs) to boost output.
Against this backdrop, we hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail, focussing on:
- The scale of JVs, involving HAs and private developers
- Where these schemes are focussed
- The role of the different organisations involved
- The tenures provided by these schemes
- The mix of units for market sale and social/affordable rents
- The quality of design and facilities.
Richard Brooks, Mark Cook and Victoria Jardine from Anthony Collins Solicitors attended the event, and a full write-up from the discussion was published in Insider (August 2019). If you wish to learn more about the firm’s work in this area, please contact Richard, Mark or Victoria.
Natalie Barbosa summarises some of the legal challenges facing fundraisers in the charity sector.
We hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail.
The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Harpur Trust v Brazel & Unison has made clear that employers can no longer legally calculate part-time holiday based on 12.07% of hours worked over a year.
Social landlords are seeing a rising number of Equality Act defences to possession proceedings. A recent Court of Appeal decision helps shift the likelihood of such defences succeeding.
On 31 July, the consultation period ended on MHCLG’s proposals for reforming the building safety regulatory system set out in the 'Building a Safer Future' document. We have submitted our response.
For decades now, fewer and fewer services provided by local authorities have been delivered directly by them. However, over the last couple of years, there are signs that this tide is changing.
The Government commissioned an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in July 2018. The outcome was published in May 2019 which highlighted areas for improvement.
In 2017, the NCVO commissioned a review of the tax reliefs available to charities. The brainchild of this review was published on 17 July 2019 in the form of the Charity Tax Commission report.
In 2014, the Charity Commission released its first guidance for charities on reporting serious incidents. The Commission has recently updated this guidance.
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