Social Housing

Helping you to achieve
your ambitions and make
the right connections

Opening Quote MarkFinding pragmatic solutions to complex legal problems really motivates me and I enjoy working in partnership with my clients to achieve their strategic goals and growth aspirations.Closing Quote Mark

Rachel Gwynne

Legal Director

Shakespeare Martineau

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Challenges facing the market

There is a consensus that the country urgently needs more affordable and social homes.

Research by the National Housing Federation and Heriot-Watt University has identified a need for 340,000 new homes each year to 2031, of which 145,000 ‘must be affordable homes.’ To secure the finance needed to address this shortfall in supply, improving efficiency and cash-flow management must be the place to start.

To compete for opportunities, drive efficiencies and deliver on plans working together is key.

All delivery partners – from housing associations and social care providers to local authorities and private developers – need to become better collaborators. Experience of working collaboratively is an advantage, as is working with advisers who understand the expectations of each partner.

At a time of industry change, it is increasingly important to demonstrate good governance.

As well as being a sign of strong leadership, good governance sends a reassuring message to prospective lenders and delivery partners. Staying up to date with the latest standards and reporting requirements is an important part of running a successful and profitable business.

Case study |
Honeycomb Group
Grindley Hill Court

We worked alongside Honeycomb to come up with solutions to manage the sale and reclaim the lease and undertook every aspect of the deal from TUPE, solar panel advice to leaseback.

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Our thoughts

All the latest views and insights
on current matters within Social Housing.

First Homes – A new form of discounted housing: the pros and cons

3 Sep

Real Estate & Planning

First Homes – A new form of discounted housing: the pros and cons

On June 28 2021 a new type of affordable housing product known as “First […]

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What do RPs need to know about the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill?

2 Jul

Real Estate & Planning

What do RPs need to know about the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill?

The new Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill means that new long residential leases will […]

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