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Building Control sign-off needs insurers to sign up!

15 Aug 2019

The building control industry have received increased scrutiny as a direct result of the increasing focus on public protection after the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower… the impact is becoming more prevalent as Approved Inspectors' insurance policies are up for renewal… There…

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The Impact of Equality Legislation

15 Jul 2019

It has not quite been 10 years, but it has been some time now since the Equality Act 2010 hit the statute books. The swansong of Gordon Brown's Labour administration, it was an ambitious piece of legislation which sought to consolidate nearly 40 years' worth of anti-discrimination laws into a…

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Forbes' Housing and Regeneration (Property) Team Sees Growth of 50%

01 Jul 2019

Leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors has boosted the expertise and experience in its Housing and Regeneration (Property) team with a series of key appointments. The team, led by recently promoted Partner Jennifer Hankinson, has grown by 50% in the last year, with new appointments ranging…

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Update - MEES, please... are you ready?

05 Jun 2019

Following on from our previous blog 'MEES, please….are you ready?' published on 16 February 2018, the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the "MEES Regulations"), have now been amended as of 1 April 2019 by the Energy Efficiency (…

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Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2019 and Social Housing

05 Jun 2019

The reform of developer planning contributions continues with the government proposing its seventh set of reforms to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010. The latest set of draft reforms seek to improve the operation of CIL by reducing complication, increasing market responsiveness…

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Regulator launches consultation on 2020 Rent Standard

17 May 2019

On 7 May 2019 the Regulator of Social Housing launched a 12 week consultation on a revised Rent Standard that will come into force from the 1st of April 2020, replacing the current guidance which was published in May 2015. This consultation follows the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and…

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Forbes Appointed To Advise Leading Housing Association Together Housing

08 May 2019

Forbes Solicitors has been selected to advise one of the largest housing associations in the North of England after being named as a successful bidder for Together Housing Group's Legal Services Framework. Forbes will advise on legal issues surrounding Housing Management & Litigation,…

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Amendments to the MEES Regulations

18 Apr 2019

Following on from our previous article 'MEES, please….are you ready?' published on 16 February 2018, the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the "MEES Regulations"), have now been amended as of 1 April 2019 by the Energy Efficiency (…

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