The sector is under fire again. What is being done and what can you do?
We look at the impact of community-led housing group's policies on the covenants in its leases - the written obligations between landlord and tenant.
Set out below is a suggested budget representation on the impact of SDLT and ATED on co-operative societies.
The recent Social Housing Green Paper "a new deal for social housing" has some interesting points to note in relation to community led housing.
The community-led housing sector received welcome news this July, the fund provides grant funding for community groups in early stage of development.
What are the possible pros and cons of using the new process to convert your charitable company to a CIO?
In this article, we look at the innovative solutions which community-led housing offers for young people having difficulties securing their own home.
We look at the impact on co-housing & community-led housing
Interested in community-led housing? Join us on Saturday 4 November at the Friend's Meeting House in Lancaster.
At 484 pages, it is quite a read, so we have summarised some of the key points below.
There are a number of community-led housing events on the horizon, which demonstrates the growing interest in this sector.
Family business adviser Thomas Wainman is celebrating his place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.
Practical examples of societies we have recently registered, to give an idea of the range of projects which societies can be used for.
Wrigleys has been involved in this interesting proposal to re-use an unloved NHS office building for a co-housing scheme.
Wrigleys has been involved in this ground-breaking scheme to ensure perpetually affordable accommodation for individuals meeting certain criteria.
The HMRC Trust Registration Service has now been launched and will require all trusts with UK tax liabilities to be registered.
Did you know that landlords (incl community housing landlords) are obliged to consult with tenants under 'long term tenancy agreements'?
We are often asked is how to make housing affordable in perpetuity. There is no easy answer, though this article explores a possible solution.
Unfair hidden ground rent costs on new builds has hit the press recently. We consider the effect on community-led housing groups using leaseholds.
Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT
This glossary is intended to help those new to the community-led housing sector understand some of the terminology which crops up from time to time.
The #LeedsBigLunch will be taking place in Victoria Gardens, Leeds (opposite the art gallery and library) between 12pm and 2pm on Friday 26th May 2017
Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.
Community-led housing & other organisations welcome a common sense decision that business rates may not be payable during significant building works.
Local Planning Authorities ('LPAs') will be obliged to prepare, maintain & publish registers of brownfield land suitable for residential development.
The Supreme Court has today handed down their judgment in the case Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others (previous incarnations known as Ilott v Mitson)
Groups can help to secure this funding through eligible local authorities. Find out how your group may benefit from this fund.
In her article for the changesu.org blog, Laura Moss looks at the advantages and disadvantages for students' unions of incorporation.
In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.
Local authorities now have a statutory duty to meet local demand for self build and custom build. Groups should register for land in their area.
Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Duncan Milwain, Lucy O'Reilly and Kasim Ahmed to its Leeds office.
Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.
The new regime came into force on 6 April 2016. Download our free briefing note for guidance.
Since 1 July 2015 independent schools have been grappling with 'Prevent'. How should your school be fulfilling its Prevent duty?
When might a member of school staff be making a disclosure in the public interest and so be protected under employment legislation?
What should be considered before dismissing school staff who have been employed for less than two years?
What are the likely effects of a Brexit on those UK employment laws of most relevance to the independent school sector?
What do bursars need to know about the taxation of payments to employees on the termination of their employment?
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.
Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.
Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.
An employer who reasonably believed that an employee was lying about his symptoms was entitled to find gross misconduct.
A recent Employment Tribunal case highlights the need for schools to be aware of the possible duty to make reasonable adjustments for dyslexic staff.
Schools hold large amounts of personal data relating to pupils and staff, which makes them particularly vulnerable to data breaches through hacking.
Respond to the consultation on changes to SDLT before 1 February 2016.
On conversion, local authorities often provide schools with their asbestos reports. Unfortunately these reports are sometimes inaccurate.
This article considers the options for holding shares in an EO company and considers the pros and cons for both 'direct' and 'indirect' ownership.
Amendments to the Finance Bill introduced this week will mean the end of certain tax reliefs available on investments in community energy projects.
Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.
The latest in a line of cases causing problems for fully mutual housing associations and cooperatives. Emma Ridge gives guidance on the issue.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act arrived with little fanfare but there are points to note for the company secretary.
Wrigleys were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute an essay to this report commissioned by ActionAid and New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
Wrigleys welcomes the arrival of Laura Moss to its charity team and Alexandra Hempsey to its commercial property and education property teams.
Friday will see thousands of people across the globe spend a working day volunteering for good causes in their local community
Wrigleys have supported the Dementia Action Alliance to produce a free booklet to help those living with dementia & their families.
Wrigleys have been recognised as one of the Top 25 Private Client Law Firms in the UK.
The UK Cohousing Network invited Wrigleys to deliver a webinar for groups interested in Co-housing.
This article looks how charities can help in the battle against climate change by "divesting" from fossil fuel companies.
Wrigleys is supporting Remember a Charity in Your Will Week 2014 by giving away Remember a Charity chocolates in our reception throughout the week.
A new service will allow developers, including co-housing groups, to make enquiries about any plot of land easily, and well in advance of purchase.
Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome four senior lawyers and their first apprentice.