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We're proud of the part we play in the delivery of regeneration projects, guiding clients through a maze of complex legal arrangements. We work with all types of social housing providers; we steer our clients through a range of legal issues to maximise efficient delivery and minimise risk.
Combining our leading role in social housing with commercial, construction and planning expertise, we provide a genuinely sector focused service.
Advising a range of clients - providers of housing, care, education, health and leisure facilities and infrastructure, contractors and developers - we understand the commercial as well as legal issues facing those involved in delivering and financing major projects.
Delivery is key. Working collaboratively with all stakeholders towards a common objective rather than treating transactions as battles to be won, we help our clients deliver sustainable projects with as little pain as possible.
We've been working with registered providers, housing associations, charities and local authorities to deliver social housing and affordable homes for more than 40 years.The goal of supplying affordable housing may be the same, but every client is different. We listen and give clear advice in a way which helps our clients to meet their aims and objectives.
So whether you are building new affordable housing; taking a transfer of tenanted stock; grappling with the HCA’s grant requirements; negotiating a nominations agreement or supplying care and support as well as housing; or you just want to speak to a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the sector for some advice, we can help.
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To consult or not to consult?By Simon Bagg , Paul Hayes
Simon Bagg and Paul Hayes discuss situations when a Registered Provider should consult.
Relying on performance guarantees – never simple when insolvency arises
Parties relying on guarantees when the other contracting party becomes insolvent, more often than not, consider they will be paid almost immediately by the guarantor. A recent case has highlighted the difficulties with performance guarantees, in the form of a default bond, and provides a possible solution.
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Area of law: Housing & Regeneration13rd June 2013, 08:00am - 10:00am, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL
Confusion over benefits puts shelters in jeopardyBy Simon Bagg
In an Inside Housing article, Simon Bagg discusses the news that a number of councils are reviewing their policies on providing housing benefit funding to night shelters because of a legal ruling concerning the definition of a ‘home’.
Many of the shelters rely on housing benefit for income and may be forced to close if it is withdrawn.