We wholly identify with the aims and ethos of the social housing movement.
At a time of increased emphasis by the HCA on demonstrable value for money, we aim to form business partnerships which are genuinely cost effective and deliver high quality advice in a highly targeted way.
The quality and competitiveness of our legal services is evidenced by our success in being appointed to two major Frameworks, the Housing Association Legal Alliance (HALA) and the Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) – in which our Housing Litigation tender was the most competitively priced overall of all the firms appointed to the panel.
We have developed a range of fixed fee advice services for employment and housing litigation work, which are particularly popular with some of our smaller RP clients who typically do not have large teams in which individuals can develop an expertise in say ASB or dealing with long term sickness absence with an underlying disability.
We are committed to helping our clients improve their own skills and we regularly deliver in-house and public training courses on a wide range of housing and employment topics. These courses are competitively priced and designed to support and develop the staff of our clients and reduce their reliance on external legal advice.
But perhaps most importantly, the consistent feedback we receive from our clients is that our social housing lawyers are always quick to respond, give clear advice which identifies the risks and options, and are generally helpful and a pleasure to work with. What more could you ask for?
What clients say
Excellent as usual, well done you guys… Appreciate the support.
Sasha Metters, Cornerstone Housing Limited
What We Do
- employment advice from discrimination and TUPE through to policies and procedures, senior executive remuneration and the role of non executive directors and board members
- complicated scenarios e.g. resident wardens in sheltered schemes and allegations of resident abuse as well as time on call
- housing advice such as simple rent arrears cases, injunctions preventing nuisance and annoyance, demotion of tenancies through to possession proceedings
- property issues from site acquisition and assembly, conditional contracts, planning gain retention and Section 106 Agreements through to straightforward right to buy and Shared Equity sales
- strategic aspects of housing association activities such as governance and tendering (i.e. for supporting people contracts)
- finance, ranging from straightforward securitization work through to reviewing loan agreements, and acting for RPs on major re-financing agreements