Our commitment to social housing stems from our desire to improve peoples' lives and, health aside, a place to live is as important as it gets.
Starting with helping tenants to make their own estate transfers a success, over the past 25 years we have grown to be one of the leading social housing law firms in the country and are ranked as Band 1 by Chambers. We have done this by never forgetting we are part of a sector making a difference to peoples' lives.
With recent population booms, economic recessions, and political unrest there is a greater demand than ever before for our range of legal services for social housing providers.
Our expertise ranges from major projects such as stock transfers, innovative structures and joint ventures, to the day-to-day nuts and bolts of making housing work. We have teams of housing solicitors specialising in: housing litigation, housing management, employment matters, housing corporate services and property.
Whether you are a registered provider, a local authority, or an organisation that is working in the social housing sector, our housing solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to help you further your purpose.
Right now the direction of social housing is unclear...
The sector has been grappling with the previous administration’s home-ownership agenda, as well as their austerity/welfare responses which are well known (rent cuts, local housing allowance (LHA) on the horizon, Voluntary Right To Buy (VRTB), shared ownership expansion and deregulation). The new administration has suggested a change of perspective by including rented housing in its plans, but the underlying theme for the sector is deregulation; how will the sector respond? The answer is a mix of working harder to achieve savings and innovate more, whilst ensuring compliance with the changed regulatory environment.
As Fiona MacGregor, Executive Director of Regulation for the Homes and Communities Agency, said, "As the sector seeks to produce savings and simultaneously deliver investment in new and existing homes, it will be increasingly important that providers optimise the use of their resources and assets."
Organisations navigating these waters need advisers who are experts in housing law and who work collaboratively with colleagues and clients to create solutions that are robust to last in the years ahead. We believe our model of having only one office, colleagues who are focused on “beginning with the end in mind” and wanting to make a real difference with their skills means we are ideally placed to do just that.
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Find out more about the services we provide to housing providers...
Expert advice on funding and social investment.
Supporting housing providers with legal advice on contractual issues.
Providing legal expertise on compliance, policies and procedures.
Legal advice on housing management issues.
Legal support to housing providers with structures and mergers.
Providing legal employment support and advice to housing organisations.
Addressing the legal challenges with social housing providers, regarding procurement and state aid.
Property and construction
Advising on repairs and regeneration projects, and Right To Buy.
Advice and support for dispute resolution within the housing sector.
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