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Evicting tenants during lockdown

Posted on 14th January 2021 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

On Friday 8 January 2021 the Government published new regulations further extending the ban on evictions.  The regulations (The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) England 2021) which we shall refer to as “the Regulations", came into effect yesterday and apply to England until 31 May 2021.

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

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Changes to Possession Claims due to Coronavirus

Posted on 10th September 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

After an eventful couple of weeks where the Government has made changes to housing legislation, we have taken time to reflect on these changes and asses where we are now.

Posted by

Jenny Lloyd

Associate and Solicitor

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Changes to notice provisions due to Coronavirus

Posted on 10th September 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

The new provisions are in place until 31 March 2021. This brings England in line with the extensions that have already been made to the notice provisions of a tenancy granted in Wales or Scotland, in so much as all the amendments end on this date.

Posted by

Sarah Schooling

Associate and Solicitor

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Expected growth in charitable gifts in Wills

Posted on 21st August 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise, Probate & Wills, Coronavirus Pandemic

Long-term, the forecasts are that charitable gifts will continue to grow, from £2.9 billion in 2019 to around £3.5 billion in 2024.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Is your company or charity holding an AGM over the coming weeks?

Posted on 12th August 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise, Company & Commercial, Coronavirus Pandemic

Recent legislation has been introduced to relax corporate governance requirements, in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner 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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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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Financial Support for Charities during Coronavirus

Posted on 22nd June 2020 in Charities and Social Enterprise, Coronavirus Pandemic

On 8th April, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a financial support package specifically for charities, following weeks of campaigning by charity sector umbrella organisations such as NCVO, ACEVO, and Charity Finance Group, amongst others.

Posted by

James Evans

Partner and Solicitor

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How have funerals been affected by Coronavirus?

Posted on 22nd June 2020 in Later Life Planning, Coronavirus Pandemic

The rules and regulations surrounding attending funerals have been in the minds of many over the recent months, both due to the tragic increases in family members passing away and the lockdown restrictions in place.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor

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Family and Childcare during Coronavirus

Posted on 12th June 2020 in Family Law, Coronavirus Pandemic

During these uncertain times, many parents have been worried about the impact that the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will have on existing child arrangement orders and future hearings.

Posted by

Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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Social housing continues to adapt to the impact of Coronavirus

Posted on 10th June 2020 in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus Pandemic

The Regulator of Social Housing has published the results of its second monthly survey of housing associations and local authorities on how they are coping with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by

Deborah Black

Partner and Solicitor