Providers need to be alive to the risk of contractors becoming insolvent and how to limit the resulting inevitable disruption.
Builders and housing associations (HAs) are working together on large-scale developments aimed at tackling the housing crisis. Private developers and HAs cannot build the tens of thousands of quality, well-designed and affordable homes the Midlands needs on their own and have formed joint ventures (JVs) to boost output.
Against this backdrop, we hosted a breakfast roundtable with Insider Midlands magazine that had attendees from a range of organisations addressing housing needs in the Midlands. The discussion explored JVs in more detail, focussing on:
- The scale of JVs, involving HAs and private developers
- Where these schemes are focussed
- The role of the different organisations involved
- The tenures provided by these schemes
- The mix of units for market sale and social/affordable rents
- The quality of design and facilities.
Richard Brooks, Mark Cook and Victoria Jardine from Anthony Collins Solicitors attended the event, and a full write-up from the discussion was published in Insider (August 2019). If you wish to learn more about the firm’s work in this area, please contact Richard, Mark or Victoria.
Housing associations must continue to deliver core functions effectively and compliantly notwithstanding the uncertainty over the standards to which you will be held in the future.
Over the last few years the meaning of “asset management” has changed from being all about repairs to understanding that assets might not stay in an organisation forever.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy has understandably prompted a fundamental reconsideration of how building safety is approached for High-Rise Residential Buildings.
Results from the latest three-yearly valuation of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) are starting to trickle through.
The potential for Brexit with or without a deal causes uncertainty, and credit rating agencies do not like uncertainty.
Let’s face it, Wills are underappreciated and often overlooked. In fact, around 54% of the British public do not have one!
A recent case throws light on the scope of the exemption for “land transactions” from the need for an OJEU tender process.
A leaked report into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust revealed by The Independent has been described as the “largest maternity scandal in NHS history”.
The Pensions Regulator is showing its determination to improve the prudent management of Local Government Pension funds by digging deep into the internal workings of these funds.
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