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Tackling Cannabis use in Residential Properties Roundtable Event

21 Sep 2021

Tackling Cannabis Use in Residential Properties Roundtable Event On Wednesday 15th September 2021, almost 650 delegates from Housing, Police, Local Authorities and other agencies across the UK attended a roundtable discussion to explore a range of approaches for responding to the issue of cannabis…

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Forbes Solicitors' Housing Team Builds For Continued Growth

21 Sep 2021

The housing and regeneration team at Forbes Solicitors is expanding its team across the North West as performance exceeds pre-pandemic levels. Having recruited six new team members since March 2020 to take its total headcount to 48 professionals, the team is now in the process of adding another 15…

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PD Rights set to be more restrictive for Office to Residentials Conversations

18 Aug 2021

The planning laws are there to monitor what can and can't be built in certain areas to keep within the local policy and that of the country as a whole. Permitted development rights are, to some degree self-explanatory, as they are those rules that allow certain aspects of development to progress…

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Q&A - Repair free period for new shared ownership leases

18 Aug 2021

What is the "repair free" period? A new 10 year "repair free" period has been introduced by the new shared ownership model lease, during which time shared owners of new builds will receive support from their landlord to pay for essential repairs. Following this 10 year period,…

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ICO Calls for Views on Data Protection and Employment Practices Code

16 Aug 2021

This month the ICO has announced that it has opened its public consultation for the revised version of its Employment Practices Code ('the Code'). The existing version of the Employment Practices Code was published in November 2011 and so pre-dates the introduction of the UK GDPR and the…

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ASB Awareness week

27 Jul 2021

As part of National ASB Awareness Week, we teamed up with colleagues at The Guinness Partnership and West Yorkshire Police on Friday 23rd July 2021 to focus on locally-based initiatives for tackling cuckooing in our neighbourhoods. This partnership-focussed session was able to capture the essence…

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CCTV and ASB: Do Perpetrators have a Right to Privacy?

14 Jul 2021

CCTV and ASB: Do Perpetrators have a Right to Privacy? The Court of Appeal has recently heard a case where the defendant argued that a breach of his injunction, proved by his neighbour's CCTV, breached his right to privacy. The Court of Appeal has dismissed this argument and decided that the…

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Impact of social media - the backlash for employers

13 Jul 2021

Following the disappointment of the Euro 2020 Final, many no doubt expected they would be getting up the morning after to an influx of press articles and social media posts centred around a technical critique of the football skills on display in the final along side messages of support for the players.…

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