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Social housing providers face an ever-changing list of challenges driven by Government demands, new legislation and the economy. Currently, these range from targets for more and improved social housing to providing housing management services which meet rising customer expectations. Our team of lawyers have a true understanding of those challenges and will provide you with practical and clear advice, to overcome them.

We are a multi-disciplinary team, acting for a broad range of national and regional RPs, local authorities, private house-builders and funders on a wide range of issues affecting the sector.

We have particular strengths in development (including stock transfer) and its related discipline sectors: construction, planning and projects. Allied to this, we can call on our well-established plot sales function to support RP development teams - this is particularly important as the range of home ownership products increases and for those RPs who employ private sales to cross-subsidise schemes. We have a wealth of experience in housing management issues, particularly in relation to nuisance and anti-social behaviour. In addition, we have skilled advisers covering your core business needs such as employment law and funding.

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What the team is known for

Provides advice to a large number of registered providers on property transactions and development, employment matters, housing management and regulatory issues. Equipped to handle a variety of constitutional matters for notable housing groups. Active on private sector developments for housing associations, as well as funding services for house builders. Offers further expertise in planning matters and regulatory issues, particularly the establishing of registered providers.

Strengths

"Birketts are a pleasure to deal with. They are approachable and always want to help in anyway they can," reports one client, adding: "They make an effort to build relationships, and this is a strength of their service. They also work as a team and use the resources of the firm to get the best outcomes for their client."

Clients say: "It is a very strong firm that delivers against key deadlines."

Work highlights

Advised B3 Living on the acquisition of scheme for 200 units which was part of a larger strategic development site in Cheshunt.

Notable practitioners

Emily Groom acts for registered providers and local authorities on a range of development and finance matters. She has particular experience in acquisitions.
"Emily is always helpful and approachable, and extremely knowledgeable in her field."

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