DHSC announced yesterday that “High risk extra care and support living staff and residents will receive COVID19 testing as follows: Staff testing twice weekly, Resident testing weekly to go live in December.
We attach an introductory webinar: EXTRA CARE AND SUPPORTED LIVING WEBINAR(.pdf)
Points not made in the webinar but covered in Q+A include:
- To date only 110 local authorities have signed up to this system and sent contact details for extra care schemes to DHSC
- Initial tests –
DHSC has published updated Covid 19 Guidance for supported living services and clarified that:
The guidance is primarily for supported living settings, but many of the principles are applicable to extra care housing for older people. It may also be a useful resource for the wider supported housing sector, such as retirement or sheltered housing. Given the different types of supported living and the associated care, support and help for people living there, this guidance cannot be specific to
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- ARHM Update – Cecilia Brodigan
- Law Commission Recommendations – Jeff Platt (S20 Ltd)
- Fire Safety/Building Safety Bill – Dr Shaun Lundy (Tetra Consulting)
- COVID 19 and the Law
The Law Commission has published a summary explaining the future of home ownership after reform and of how their recommendations fit with Government’s proposed reforms. That overall summary can be accessed here: https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lawcom-prod-storage-11jsxou24uy7q/uploads/2020/07/Summary-The-Future-of-Home-Ownership-final-N2.pdf.
Summaries of our reports, the reports themselves, and other accompanying documents, can be found at the following link: https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/residential-leasehold-and-commonhold/.
We are pleased to include a summary prepared by one of our Board Members, Yashmin Mistry, partner and Head of Leasehold at JPC, our thanks to
The consultation on the future overarching Code of Practice for Residential Property Agents is now open for industry and consumer input.
The consultation is based on the 14 recommendations made by Lord Best in his Regulation of Property Agents report of last year, and will be used by the future Regulator to both authorise and oversee agents.
The objective of the overarching Code of Practice is to set out the principles that underpin the standards of professionalism including conduct and
ARHM is delighted to participate in an industry wide steering group to develop a new Code of Practice to raise standards across the property sector.
The new Code, designed to be handed over to the Regulator, when appointed, covers all aspects of residential property and follows the recommendations from Lord Best’s Regulation of Property Agents Working Group published in July 2019. The RoPA report recommended that the legislation required to regulate property agents should allow for future extension to the
Please click on the link to read the article that ran in the Mail covering our joint letter to the Chancellor regarding Stamp Duty.
The chancellor announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland.
The level at which the tax is charged has been temporarily raised until next March to £500,000 to boost the property market and help buyers struggling because of the coronavirus crisis.
This announcement should benefit most purchasers of retirement housing – and their buyers and chains – and picks up concerns ARHM and wider sector representatives had