Social housing

Chelsea caught offside in 'rights of light' dispute with local family

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Chelsea football club is one of football's powerhouses and is known for having some of the world's best talent within its ranks. It is also known for having a Russian billionaire oil tycoon as an owner who is used to getting what he wants! More …

Should social housing be a "permitted disposal" on which no overage is payable?

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The case of Burrows Investments Ltd and Ward Homes Ltd is another case highlighting the importance of careful drafting and negotiation of overage provision. Our expert explains what happened in the case. More …

Tread carefully - overage is a minefield

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Sellers and buyers alike are very fond of overage – but overage provisions can be complex and can sometimes have unintended consequences. Our expert explains what happened in the Sparks and Biden case. More …

The effect of the 'ground rent scandal' on Registered Providers

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Following the ground rent scandal, the Government has set out plans to prohibit leaseholds on all new-build houses where the developer is not obliged to sell the house on a leasehold basis along with potentially reducing ground rents on all new leases. More …

£7 billion affordable housing fund unlocked

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Yesterday the Government announced that a total fund of £7 billion has been made available in a "dramatic expansion" of its affordable housing programme. From 5 January, housing providers will be able to apply for a share of the fund which aims to deliver more than 200,000 new homes. More …

Welsh Housing Awards 2015

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Blake Morgan are proud to be sponsoring this years' Welsh Housing Awards at The Vale Resort, on 27 November 2015. More …

CHC Annual Conference Cardiff

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Sian Jones presented an award at this years' Community Housing Cmyru, at The Hilton Hotel, Cardiff, on 19 November. More …

The clock is ticking for Right to Buy

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The clock is ticking and time is running down for Housing Associations to decide whether to accept, voluntarily, the Right to Buy extension or allow it to be imposed upon them by statute. More …

Anti-Social Behaviour reforms delayed

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Commencement of Part I of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (in part) has been delayed, and is unlikely to be introduced until January 2015. More …

Growing Ambitions

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Last week saw the Cardiff and Oxford offices host fourteen, 14-16 year old students as part of Blake Morgan’s Growing Ambitions initiative - a unique trainee led work placement scheme aimed at young people from social housing. More …