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social housing


With the increased profile of affordable housing on the political agenda, the lack of funding for housing associations is forcing them to review their business models and depressing activity levels. It is essential that available, financially viable projects or bank funding is delivered promptly and efficiently. Similarly, it has never been more important for housing associations that the sales of their properties are delivered without delay. We understand these pressures and remain committed to the sector and to providing a quality, value for money service.

Our clients also include private developers, local authorities, health providers and government agencies such as Homes England. This ‘cross sector’ experience benefits all our clients, particularly in an era of increased partnering and joint ventures, because we understand those with whom they work and can draw upon that knowledge and experience to find workable solutions and smooth the delivery of projects.

what we do...

  • Sector experience - advising the housing sector for more than 20 years, acting for registered providers, developers, local authorities and other public bodies across the UK.
  • Externally recognised - ranked as a top tier social housing law firm for many years by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK legal directories.
  • Specialist advice - acquisitions, development, joint ventures, planning, financing, governance, repossession and eviction, anti-social behaviour, sales, tenancies, shared ownership, shared equity, right to buy/acquire, housing management, procurement.
  • Full service legal solution – expertise in employment, banking, construction, property tax and property litigation sit alongside our core areas of advice to the housing sector.
  • Proven track record - delivering development projects and securitisation exercises, on time and on budget. Our clients tell us we genuinely help them meet their targets.

focus on...

Legal updates

Public matters - June 2018

This edition includes updates on procurement, planning, care home providers, litigants in person and how legal decisions influence social work practice.


Legal updates

Care home providers raise concerns over legality and consistency of Affordable Housing Guidance

In a recent case in front of the Queen’s Bench, four care home providers were granted permission to judicially review the legality and consistency of the Mayor of London’s Supplementary Planning Guidance 2017 - Homes for Londoners: Affordable Housing and Viability.


Legal updates

Impact of CMA care home market study on providers

Last week the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) published its final report following a year-long review of the elderly care home sector.


Probity in planning - site visits and lobbying

Hear from public sector experts, Katherine Hall, for guidance on probity in planning with a focus on site visits and lobbying.

This training will give members an outline of the key terms and practices you need to be aware of, including the Nolan Principles, Localism Act 2011, Codes of Conduct, the Wednesbury rules and will look at the planning process and relevant case law.


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