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Birketts LLP

Social Housing

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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

One client comments: "They are excellent. They have a real breadth of experience across a range of disciplines."

Work highlights

Acted for Chelmer and Myriad Housing on the acquisition of a 68-unit allocation of affordable housing on a Section 106 scheme in Essex from a national house builder.

Notable practitioners

Peter Goddard is recognised for his extensive experience in advising registered providers on regulatory, development and transactional social housing matters including planning agreements and stock transfers.

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Overview

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.

Social Housing Department

Birketts LLP

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141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

Suffolk

UK

IP1 1QJ

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East Anglia

Social Housing


Peter Goddard
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