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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 - October 2018

In this month's public matters the team look at public procurement post-Brexit, Social Impact Bond schemes, the Morrisons data breach and the return of fracking.


Legal updates

Social Impact Bond schemes

Social Impact Bond (SIB) schemes are a relatively new concept, with only a small percentage of public services delivered under them. However, over recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of schemes emerging as public authorities strive to find alternative delivery models.


Legal updates

Public matters - August 2018

This edition includes updates on the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government, post-Carillion contracting, unitary re-organisation, the NPPF and social care.


Legal updates

The revised National Planning Policy Framework – will housing delivery targets lead to developers playing the waiting game?

Many of the changes within the revised NPPF are reflective of those within the March draft, with a few notable differences. We raise particular concern with two of the four stated intentions.


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