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Redundancies after furlough - expert advice for tough times

In response to the adverse economic conditions arising from the coronavirus outbreak, the government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 20 March.  The aim of this Scheme was to avoid redundancies, if possible, by alleviating the pressure...

Project Speed - radical changes to planning classes

As part of the Government’s “Project Speed”, radical changes are being made to the Use Classes System in a bid to regenerate the High Street and offer greater flexibility to our Town Centres.  These changes take effect from 1 st ...

New planning legislation for developers

There has been a lot in the press recently regarding the changes to planning legislation that have come into effect. If you are a developer with a turnover of less than £45 million, it is important not to overlook the amendment to The Community...

Covid-19 Flexible Furlough

Flexible furlough . . . the latest update On 20 March the government announced the introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in an effort to help employers avoid the need to make redundancies caused by the impact of COVID-19. The scheme...

Has your neighbour crossed the line?

Establishing the boundaries . . .  During Covid-19 pandemic the period of lockdown has seen many of us spending more time at home, and in an effort to adapt to the new normal, many of us have been keeping busy by embarking on DIY projects,...

Reactivation Notices - Lifting the Stay on Possession Claims

Lifting the Stay on Possession Claims and the introduction of PD55C and the “Reactivation Notice” It has now been announced that the suspension of claims for possession is to be lifted  from 23 August 2020 and that there will be a brand...

Gas Safety Certificates and Section 21 Notices

Failure to provide a gas safety certificate before the tenant takes up occupation does not permanently prevent a landlord from ever serving a section 21 notice. The long awaited decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Trecarrell House Ltd v...

Eviction Ban Extended - COVID-19 News

The Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic included a ban on landlords issuing proceedings during a three month period starting 25 th March.  This suspension on possession proceedings, for social and private renters, has now been...

Housing market unlocked

Let's get a move on! From Wednesday 13 th May, the housing market in England is reopening, and estate agents and newbuild sites are able to restart operations (under social distancing and safety rules).  Here at Talbots we are ready and waiting...

Latest Changes to Employment Law April 2020

Employment Law Changes - April 2020 As part of the Good Work Plan and the government’s response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, a number of changes to employment legislation have been implemented from April 2020. We have prepared...