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social housing

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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

Stanning v Baldwin and another [2019] EWHC 1350 (Ch)

Issues about prescriptive rights of way and drainage arose on the redevelopment of dominant land.

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Legal updates

Tenant consultation in housing regeneration

This article, the first in a series for public matters looking at housing law issues in a regeneration context, seeks to outline some of the key consultation requirements that should be in a local authorities’ contemplation when they are looking to regenerate, and additional considerations in London.

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Brexit resources

Managing robust public procurement exercises

The Cabinet Office has issued further guidance in relation to applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.

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Legal updates

Court makes example of developer for breach of restrictive covenant

In a recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Millgate Developments Ltd and others [2018] EWCA Civ 2679, developers were given a somewhat unwelcome reminder of the risks of ignoring restrictive covenants during development.

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