AGM plans gone awry with re-introduced lockdown measures? Good news: saving provisions are now in place until 30 December 2020
Our housing association clients find themselves in a rapidly changing world. Alongside offering traditional tenures such as affordable rent and shared ownership sales, many are diversifying into open market sales and rental markets, competing with traditional house builders in a highly commercial environment. Many are large corporate organisations dealing with highly structured development projects with sophisticated funding arrangements that challenge us to bring new and innovative ways of thinking to the legal challenges they face.
We are looking for property lawyers, to grow and strengthen our highly-regarded team and assist in serving our clients in innovative ways. We are seeking a qualified solicitor, we suggest 2-4 PQE, who can bring some commercial residential experience to the sector. You will be working on multi million pound transactions, buying and selling land and social housing by way of various different structures such as turnkey, golden brick and “self-build” schemes including joint venture developments. There will be a variety of work with significant responsibility.
We require someone who can influence through a commercial and pragmatic approach, and who can build and maintain strong relationships as a result of the high level of client contact required in the role. There will be the opportunity to build and expand your role within the supportive team over time.
With a residential or development background, you will have enthusiasm for housing sector work and a willingness to understand the world from the client perspective.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a market leading firm within our specialist sectors, particularly in social housing and the wider third sector. Based in Birmingham and now Manchester, we have a national client base and a team of lawyers who are genuinely passionate about the work that they do. Our approach is built upon long term relationships with clients and we can demonstrate this through a long and established client base.
Leader of the housing sector.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the focus has been on shoring up existing delivery and, where possible, extending arrangements if it is not possible to re-procure.
Following the end of the possession stay on 21 September, Helen Tucker & Rebecca Sembuuze from our housing litigation team discuss the most recent guidance, priority cases and what to expect in court.
Covid-19 has resulted, on the whole, in a marked co-operation between contracting authorities and their suppliers as everybody focuses on maintaining delivery as far as possible.
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
Sometimes half an hour at a conference gives you the reality that has been staring you in the face all along. That was my experience watching “Change is on the Horizon”