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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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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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July inquiry on housing demand

21 Jul 2021

Chaired by Baroness Neville-Wolfe, the new House of Lords Built Environment Committee launched its inquiry on 6th July 2021 into the demand for housing in the UK and how to overcome barriers to meeting this demand. The Conversative Manifesto published in 2019 included a commitment to continue with their…

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Building Safety Bill - Update

16 Jul 2021

We are continuing to keep a close eye on progression of the Building Safety Bill through Parliament. You can view our webinar discussing the main proposals of the draft Bill here. The Bill was formally introduced to Parliament on 5 July 2021 and awaits Second Reading. Much pre-legislative…

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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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