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Private RPs not Subject to Environmental Information Regulations

13 Aug 2020

The Upper Tribunal has recently published its judgment in the case of The Information Commissioner v Poplar Housing Association and Regeneration Community Association confirming that private registered providers of social housing (RPs) are not subject to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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Dishing the dirt on Septic Tanks

13 Aug 2020

If you own property off the mains sewage network it is critical that you are aware of the changing legislation around septic tanks. The Environment Agency, in an endeavour to tackle water pollution, has laid down new General Binding Rules, which means systems will now have to be upgraded or replaced…

Housing & Regeneration

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Alternatives to litigation: The impact of COVID-19 on litigation

13 Aug 2020

Alternatives to litigation: The impact of COVID-19 on litigation There have been a significant number of changes happening within the legal sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the future has never been so uncertain. This pandemic has caused even greater uncertainty to the conduct of…

Dispute Resolution

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Plot Sales

12 Aug 2020

The number of new homes being built each year in the UK continues to rise. According to NHBC's annual new homes statistics, this has risen by more than 80% over the last decade and in 2019 alone, 161,022 homes were registered with NHBC. At Forbes Solicitors we have a specialist team in our…

Commercial Property

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Will Disputes In The Covid Era

10 Aug 2020

Although our doors may have been locked over the past few months, the tidal wave of Will disputes has not abated. If anything Will disputes are becoming more common. The courts have physically closed their doors for the majority of, if not all, hearings but the wheels of justice continue to turn with…

Contesting a Will

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Keeping it in the Family: How to Preserve Family Wealth on Divorce

10 Aug 2020

The need to plan for succession and providing for the next generation has undoubtedly accelerated for many families due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainties that it brings. Families are now wanting to review their financial affairs with particular importance being placed on preserving and…

Family/Divorce

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Government Planning Proposals - is this the way forward?

07 Aug 2020

In its ambition to build high-quality, sustainable homes and communities, the government has published the Housing White Paper, 'Planning for the Future'. This consultation document consists of a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England only with a view to streamlining…

Housing & Regeneration

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State Pension - Are you missing out?

06 Aug 2020

Thousands of married women, widows and divorcees are being short-changed on their state pension. The basic pension pays £134.25 per week, anyone on less than £80.45 could be missing out. It is not always widely known that married women, widows and divorcees can receive a pension rate…

Family/Divorce

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