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Housing & Regeneration eNews
November 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

Review: Forbes' Extra Care-ful: Planning & Delivering Extra Care Schemes seminar

On 5 November 2015, Forbes hosted the fully sold out seminar looking at issues surrounding extra-care schemes. ...to read the full article, please click here

HCA Outlines Approach in Dealing with Consumer Complaints

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the social housing regulator has published its Consumer Regulation Review 2014/15, through which it outlines its experience of consumer regulation and its approach going forward in dealing with consumer complaints. ...to read the full article, please click here

Forbes sponsors Women in Housing conference

This years' inaugural Women in Housing Conference was held at the Hilton, Deansgate on 22 October 2015.. ..to read the full a

Forbes' Housing and Regeneration team attend the star studded Women in Housing Awards 2015

Lucy Worrall, Lauren Smith and Lauren Boyle from our Housing and Regeneration team hosted a table of clients at the glitzy event on Thursday 22 October 2015 at The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester. ..to read the full article, please click here

Will It Continue to be FiT for Purpose?

The Feed in Tariff (FiT) scheme has incentivised renewable energy across the country for a number of years. Participation in FiT has been so popular that by mid 2015 the UK has almost met its 2020 target. However, this has also meant that the cost of subsidies has been quite high and the Government is considering whether to bring an end to it....to read the full article, please click here

CDM Co-Ordinator No More

Earlier this year the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM Regulations) were replaced and the Approved Code of Practice was withdrawn. The new CDM Regulations 2015 entered into force in April 2015 with some transitional provisions continuing until October 2015.....to read the full article, please click here

ESOS compliance – does your organisation need to comply?

In response to the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) through the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 established the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) for large undertakings and their corporate groups. ..to read the full article, please click here

12 year limitation period for service charge challenges

“Make use of time, let not advantage slip”, a message from the Bard which echoes in the Upper Tribunal’s recent decision of Peter Cain v Islington London Borough Council [2015] UKUT 542 (LC). ..to read the full article, please click here

After The Fall: How To Deal With A Serious Health & Safety Incident

Combining specialist Health and Safety and Legal advice from Vita Safety and Forbes Solicitors, this event, specifically for Registered Providers, is about what to do before, during and after a serious incident affecting a contractor's employee on a landlord's property.

This free seminar will use a case study to set a practical context and sessions will include:

  • Landlord's emergency responses
  • Dealing with the police and HSE
  • Internal investigations
  • Criminal and civil legal consequences
  • Contractor management from procurement to termination
  • Coping with the aftermath

Registration is from 9.30am and the seminar will conclude at 4pm, lunch is included.

Forbes' Manchester Office - Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2GP.

Click here to book a place

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