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Forbes Solicitors

Housing & Regeneration eNews
July 2015

Welcome to Forbes' Housing and Regeneration eNewsletter

Our aim is to keep you updated on housing sector news and legal developments. We'll also throw in some updates on Forbes and keep you abreast of our latest seminars, conferences and un-missable practical Guides on a range of housing and regeneration issues.

The Forbes Housing and Regeneration team

Emergency Budget - What It Means For Housing

Following the emergency Budget earlier this month the already worrying housing crisis is only going to be put under further strain over the coming years.

The principal concern is of course the shock rent reduction announcement. Social landlords will have to reduce rents by a flat rate of 1% without being able to take into consideration inflation for 4 years from April 2016. This is a drastic U-turn from the ability to increase rents read the full article, please click here

Training Session - Leaseholder & Shared Ownership Regulation & Enforcement

The next Housing Litigation Training session on 29th July will cover 'Leaseholder and shared ownership regulation and enforcement'.

The training will include

  • What is a lease?
  • Overview of enforcement methods - injunction and possession / forfeiture
  • Injunctions - process and procedure
  • Leasehold forfeiture and income recovery tactics
  • Possession of Shared Ownership leases and mortgagee protection
  • Current case law update

The training will take place from 1pm until 4pm and 3 CPD points are available. The session costs £50 + VAT per person however if you book 3 places you will receive the 4th free of charge

For further information and to book your place please click here.

Right To Buy Latest

Since the Conservatives announced their plans to extend the Right to Buy, the policy has gained much criticism as it is likely to see housing associations selling more of its asset base under the statutory right to buy.

The House of Lords has recently voted read the full article, please click here

ASB Conference | 21st September, 30 Euston Square, London.

Following on from our fully booked event held in Bury earlier this year, The Forbes' Housing & Regeneration Team are re-running their popular ASB Conference to allow as many delegates as possible to gain an insight into this topical and often problematic area facing Registered Providers.

The sessions have been updated to include new legislation and relevant cases where applicable.

The full programme and details of how to book are available here.

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To keep up to date with all the latest news and events from the Forbes' Housing & Regeneration Team follow @forbeshousing  

CIH 2015 Round Up

The Chartered Institute of Housing Conference was held at Manchester Central on 23rd - 25th June and saw a wide variety of speakers take the floor to cover an assortment of topics.

The Housing & Regeneration Team have put together a summary of the key sessions affecting Registered Providers.

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