Last week, the NHF published its final version of its new Code of Governance and made some important changes from the previous draft that will impact on those housing associations looking to adopt it.
Our experienced finance solicitors advise on all aspects of social housing finance and have extensive knowledge of the social housing sector.
We are one of the leading law firms advising housing associations on their funding requirements. The team is rated by independent commentators as one of the top UK firms acting for borrowers in the social housing sector.
We advise on:
- New finance and refinancings;
- Public Bond issues and private placements by housing association borrowers;
- Negotiation and completion of documentation for secured loan facilities from private sector lenders and institutional investors;
- Financing for group structures;
- Social housing project finance – PFI/PPP schemes;
- Strategic advice around funder consents to pursue innovative funding/commercial arrangements; and
- Advice on the use of facilities to fund new and innovative projects.
We work in partnership with our clients to ensure the outcome meets the business aim. As experienced advisers on finance matters, we aim to keep the process of raising finance straightforward and simple while actively managing the risks of entering into long-term funding arrangements.
It was a real pleasure working with Anthony Collins Solicitors to arrange new funding for Rooftop Housing Group through L&G. Natalie Singh was very approachable and professional, guiding us through each step of the process which was something that was important to us as we had not been directly involved in arranging new funding before. Her instructions were very clear, we received regular updates on progress and on what to expect next. We achieved completion by the deadline, agreed at the start of the process, which was very challenging due to the short time frame involved.Caroline Dykes, Finance Director, Rooftop Housing Group.
We completed a new £165m loan facility with Barclays Bank, with closure occurring just 11 weeks from the date of the initial funder presentation to the management board. Anthony Collins Solicitors led us through this process with astounding commitment and diligence, with Natalie Singh working tirelessly to get us 'the best deal possible’. I have also been delighted to see, first hand, just how good their property team is and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to secure the best legal housing service in the MidlandsDavid Knowlton, Finance Director, The Community Housing Group.
We were very impressed with the professional, thorough approach of Anthony Collins Solicitors. At all times, the team was calm, effective, concise and courteous - even when under great pressure.Martin Robertson, Walsall Housing Group.
Following a competitive process Raven Housing Trust appointed Anthony Collins Solicitors to advise us during our latest loan restatement. We enjoyed working with Natalie who offered a very refreshing and insightful view of how the legal agreement could work for us, with an emphasis on obtaining a pragmatic solution. We were extremely pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate in recommending Natalie as a lawyer - she made the complex, understandable.Mark Thrasher, Raven Housing Group.
As the end of 2020 beckons, we take a look at what progress the Sterling market has made in its preparations for the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) on 31 December 2021.
Delayed since Spring 2020 as the Government tackled the Covid-19 crisis, Tuesday 17 November saw the publication of the Social Housing White Paper, setting out the future regulation of the sector
As the UK’s social housing sector recovers from the initial Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, now is the time to focus on the challenges that may emerge next.
There is no universal approach to regenerating town centres. However, housing must be considered a key part of any regeneration project – providing well-needed new homes and economic growth.
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”
The Court has confirmed that a party cannot withhold its consent in order to re-write the original bargain.
The UK Government has, in the last few weeks, introduced a multi-billion-pound package of measures and financial support for businesses and institutions that experience issues with their cash flow.
Things are moving very quickly, and it is difficult to predict what will happen, but we would advise you to consider the following potential issues sooner rather than later.
The regulator of social housing (RSH) has published an update to all registered providers (RPs), including further concessions to reduce regulatory burden.
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