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Affordable Housing

Our social housing solicitors appreciate the demands placed on registered providers. With the need for affordable housing more critical than ever, we help you to bring new development projects to the market, navigate financial and regulatory constraints, and deal with ongoing property management issues.

Affordable Housing


As social housing solicitors, we have over twenty-five years' experience in the sector, giving us an in-depth understanding of the issues you face as a registered provider.

We work collaboratively with you and your partners to deliver successful affordable housing schemes within your required timescales.

Affordable housing is a key part of our housing system - and the call for this is only going to grow in the future. We help you to navigate what can be a complex legal framework, ensuring your projects progress as smoothly as possible.


Social housing solicitors who stand out

We are proud of the reputation we have built over the years for providing:  

  • A bespoke service, tailored to your needs - Every client is different. We make sure we understand your priorities, helping you to achieve your desired outcome and maximise your commercial opportunities.
  • Innovative and practical legal solutions - We supply clear and pragmatic answers for even the most complicated of matters. 
  • A strong working relationship - Providing a personal service is important to us and our clients praise us for being open and approachable.   
  • Specialist knowledge - We have a high calibre team of experienced lawyers who truly specialise in affordable housing, most of whom are either partners or at a senior level with many years’ experience.
  • Transparent fees - We are competitive on price and offer flexible fee options, alongside fixed fees for ongoing support with our Housing Advisory Service.


Joined-up legal advice for registered providers

Our social housing solicitors advise clients across the UK, from large regional providers to small rural schemes. We deal with all aspects of social housing law, including:   

We also draw on the expertise of teams across the firm to provide specialist advice on a whole host of areas including employment law, planning and construction and property litigation, as well as charity law and governance, and data protection.

Find the full list of areas we can help you with on the right.


A nationally-recognised team

Our social housing solicitors are recognised in both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 as a leading firm in the South West, known for the range of work we do with registered providers throughout the UK. The Legal 500 also names our head of team, Stephen Burtchaell, as a leading individual for 'specialising in complex registered provider property work'.

This is reflected in the feedback we receive from our clients. We develop long-term partnerships, with many clients returning to us for additional projects and ongoing support.


Find out more

To learn more about our services for registered providers, please contact us to speak to one of our experienced social housing solicitors. Alternatively, you can complete our contact form or call us directly.



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Private management of Affordable Rented Housing

Posted on 05th January 2022 in Affordable Housing

In a recent planning appeal relating to the proposed development of 115 privately rented dwellings the Inspector found that the private management of the affordable units rather than management by a Registered Provider did not conflict with the development plan and so allowed the appeal. 

Posted by

Alex McKerron

Chartered Legal Executive

Case regarding a Registered Provider’s liability for CIL, it intended to include more affordable housing than the limit set out in the existing s.106 Agreement

Posted on 13th December 2021 in Affordable Housing

In this High Court case the judge stated that "whilst affordable housing is generally desirable in policy terms, it does not follow that more affordable housing is always desirable without limit".

Posted by

Alex McKerron

Chartered Legal Executive

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