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Social Housing Regulation - what's in a name?

16 Mar 2018

In January 2018, the Homes and Communities Agency split into two separate entities: Homes England and the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH). The reasoning behind the move is to eliminate the perceived potential conflict of interests between the part of the body that regulates registered providers, and…

MEES, please....are you ready?

16 Feb 2018

April 2018 is the date when the new requirements will first hit…are you ready? The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (MEES Regulations) were introduced to improve energy efficiency in both domestic and non-domestic private rented properties as…

Top Rankings for the Forbes' Housing & Regeneration Team

14 Dec 2017

Forbes Solicitors' is celebrating after its Housing & Regeneration Team were highly ranked in the prestigious Chambers 2017 Guide and Legal 500. Forbes are ranked as Band 1 in Chambers & Partners for Social Housing, with Lucy Worral…

Using CHAPS in time sensitive property transaction

23 Nov 2017

Changes to the way CHAPS operates means that to the latest editions of Standard Commercial Property Conditions (SCPCs) and the Standard Conditions of Sale (SCSs) require amendments which are the standard terms frequently incorporated into property transactions. CHAPS (the Clearing House Automated…

Simone Agoreyo -v- London Borough of Lambeth (Appeal)

25 Sep 2017

Summary of the facts The Appellant in this case was a newly appointed teacher at the school. It was alleged that within the first few weeks of her employment there were three incidents which occurred whilst dealing with particularly challenging children who had special educational needs, for which…

Can you monitor your employees personal communications at work?

25 Sep 2017

On Tuesday 05 September 2017 the European Court of Human Rights ('ECHR') established a significant legal precedent restricting the extent to which employers can monitor employees office emails. Summary of the case Bogdan B─ârbulescu, a Romanian software engineer, was dismissed…

Proposed Fixed Costs for Disrepair Claims

25 Aug 2017

As you may be aware, in 2010 Lord Justice Jackson published his final report of his review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation. This report, amongst other things, introduced fixed costs for certain low value claims, in the area of personal injury and took many disrepair…

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