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Capsticks LLP

Social Housing

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What the team is known for

Acts for some of the largest regional registered providers on the full spectrum of housing matters. Frequently sought out to advise on tenancy management and litigation. Other services include advice on development and regeneration, governance and regulation. Offers particular strength in matters arising from antisocial behaviour. Further notable experience in asset management, joint ventures and leasehold matters.

Strengths

Interviewees note: "They are an excellent firm to work with, incredibly helpful and always happy to chat things through."

A client says: "It is a strong firm and nothing is too much trouble - they really value their clients."

"We have always received wonderful service from everyone we deal with. The team are all very skilled and knowledgeable and everything is done on time to a very high standard," reports another.

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of Clarion Housing to provide CIL relief advice as part of its wider transaction in acquiring a site consisting of 69 units.

Notable practitioners

Charlotte Rawson has a growing reputation in the market and regularly assists with housing management matters. She is particularly noted for her expertise in anti-social behaviour issues.

Michael Owen is head of the firm's housing management practice and is recognised for his expertise in housing management acting for registered providers and councils. He regularly advises on possession proceedings and disrepair claims.
"Michael Owen at Capsticks is incredibly helpful and always available. He is always very responsive to any request for advice, big or small, and always gives this freely." "He is methodical, flexible, and gives really thorough and practical advice."

Spencer Vella Sultana is head of the housing and regeneration team in the firm's Winchester office. He regularly acts for registered provider clients with particular experience advising on housing development projects.
"Spencer provides significant experience and reassurance on projects. He draws out issues and provides solutions." "His strengths are his ability to explain legal things in simple terms, and he's always at the end of the phone."

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Overview

We are one of the largest regional teams serving the social housing sector in the South of England, with 10 partners and over 50 housing practitioners working with the major housing associations. Nationally, Capsticks is the fastest growing housing firm in the country. In the South, our particular expertise lies in housing and leasehold management, asset management, development, corporate and securitisation, planning and construction.

Our housing advisory service assists housing providers to deliver excellent housing services in a challenging environment. We’ll inspire you by new ways of working, learning from good practice and avoiding the failings of the past. We deliver a range of practical and innovative solutions for clients across the country on a one to one or group basis.

Unlike many firms we have lawyers who are experts in leasehold and home ownership issues located across the country. We're leaders in residential leasehold work and have advised many housing providers on Tribunal applications, policies and procedures, and remedies available in the event of leaseholder default.

Our team advises on all aspects of housing management from the most serious ASB cases to complex succession disputes. We regularly undertake national cases or major tenancy and policy reviews, particularly on flexible tenure and tenancy renewal/termination. Our ethos is to work in partnership with clients to understand their requirements, and ensure they get value for money.

Members

Owen, Michael (Head of Department)

Vella Sultana, Spencer (Head of Department)

Day, Katrina

Rawson, Charlotte

Regan, Mike

Smith, Suzanne

Vella Sultana, Spencer

Clients

Advantage South West

Aster Communities

Live West

Radian Group

Raven Housing Trust

Stonewater

The Guinness Partnership

Vivid Homes

Industries

Charities

Housing

Real Estate

Social Care

Social Housing

Capsticks LLP

firm
Location

1 St George's Road

London

Greater London

UK

SW19 4DR

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The South

Social Housing


Charlotte Rawson
Associates to watch
Michael Owen
Band 1
Spencer Vella Sultana
Band 3