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Rural housing associations and their impact on local communities

Posted on 10th July 2020 in Affordable Housing

Rural communities have felt the impact of Coronavirus and lockdown often more dramatically than more urbanised areas. With local businesses being the main focus point for employment and community, the loss of income and closing of them has hit local people the hardest.

Posted by

Deborah Black

Partner and Solicitor

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Land Registry planning to accept electronic signatures

Posted on 10th July 2020 in Affordable Housing

Nearly two decades after the technology was approved in legislation, HM Land Registry has revealed plans to accept digital signatures to execute deeds.

Posted by

Stephen Burtchaell

Partner and Solicitor

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Start on site date extended by 12 months by Homes England

Posted on 10th July 2020 in Affordable Housing

Robert Jenrick Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government announced this week that the deadline by which start on site must occur in order for grant to be successfully claimed under the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme (SOAHP) is to be extended by 12 months from end of March 2022 to end of March 2023.

Posted by

Stephen Burtchaell

Partner and Solicitor

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How the Green Homes Grant effects social housing

Posted on 09th July 2020 in Affordable Housing

The Green Homes Grant scheme sees the Government plan to provide households with up to £5,000 from September to make their homes more environmentally friendly.

Posted by

Deborah Black

Partner and Solicitor

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Charitable gifts in Wills

Posted on 08th July 2020 in Probate & Wills

After many years of increasing, charitable gifts in Wills are now apparently in decline.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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SDLT “Holiday” announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Posted on 08th July 2020 in Affordable Housing

On 8 July 2020 Chanceller Rishi Sunak announced a temporary increase in the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) threshold for residential property applicable to property transactions.

Posted by

Stephen Burtchaell

Partner and Solicitor

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Social Housings recovery plans

Posted on 03rd July 2020 in Affordable Housing

In a speech on 30th June Boris Johnson launched his ‘build, build, build’ approach to social and economic recovery included a significant focus on housing.

Posted by

Catriona Yates

Associate and Solicitor

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Why social housing is more than just housing

Posted on 01st July 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

Now, more than ever, it is vital that the progress made into tackling housing requirements is maintained as the effects of Coronavirus will likely have left more people in housing need.

Posted by

Catriona Yates

Associate and Solicitor

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Saying goodbye at a distance

Posted on 30th June 2020 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

Like many people across the country, I recently suffered a family bereavement from Coronavirus. Unable to attend the funeral at the time due to lockdown restrictions, I had the strange experience of watching a live-streamed service from afar.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Homelessness in the housing crisis

Posted on 29th June 2020 in Affordable Housing

On 24 June 2020 the government announced £105m of funding for interim housing for rough sleepers. This is for those who are currently accommodated in hotels as part of the aim to take rough sleepers off the streets during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by

Deborah Black

Partner and Solicitor

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The impact of Coronavirus on Devon and our local community

Posted on 26th June 2020 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

Although we have a national reach, Tozers LLP is a Devon law firm at heart, and the welfare of our clients and the local community are at the centre of what we do. As we start to see the lifting of the Coronavirus restrictions, it is important to reflect on the impact that the virus has had on Devon, and how as a county we can work together to move forward in the future.

Posted by

Naomi Hoare

Solicitor

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Top tips for protecting against litigation fraud

Posted on 24th June 2020 in Parks

Fraudsters and other con artists employ ever more intelligent tricks to get their hands on money, by threatening legal action for alleged non-payment of invoices or illegal use of copyrighted materials.

Posted by

Leah Joyner

Paralegal