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Housing

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Our specialist Housing team is uniquely placed to address all your legal challenges. With over 50 multi-disciplinary lawyers, we have a strong track record in both transactional and strategic advisory work and pride ourselves on our ability to get the deal done with the minimum of fuss or posturing, saving our clients time and money in the process.

How we can help

Understanding your commercial needs

DWF is an innovative law firm and the Housing team are no different.  We are constantly looking to innovate in the delivery of our service, whether looking at procurement routes at the outset of a transaction or ways to speed up unit sales at the end of a development deal, because we understand the importance of cash flow. Our team work closely across both the Public and Private sector to deliver the, utilising the latest technologies and solutions to deliver for our clients.

We are involved in all things Housing so are able to give our clients the benefit of unrivalled experience and an approach which transfers quickly from one area into another.

Our main areas of expertise within the Housing team are:

Affordable housing

We act for various providers of affordable housing and their regulator, the Homes and Communities Agency (soon to be renamed Homes England) and the Government's key delivery agency.

Private Rented Sector / Build to Rent

We act for various joint ventures and developers engaged in the private rented sector, a growing area of the market linked to demographic changes and an evolving perception of the benefits of home ownership vs renting.

Student accommodation

Now a growth asset class in its own right, we act for new entrants, established players and institutions on some of the most innovative deals in the market.

Major regeneration projects

As targets are imposed on local authorities to deliver housing, we have a great track record in guiding authorities through complicated procurement processes, state aid pitfalls and their powers. We are advising on a number of housing and development delivery vehicles and act for one of the most well established examples in the country.

Strategic land

We act for various developers and house builders looking to secure Options over land while they secure beneficial planning permissions.

For more information:
  • Affordable Housing
  • Private Rented Sector
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Student Accommodation

Our team has significant experience in servicing multi-stream service contracts on a large scale for major players in the market. DWF has advised clients in the housing sector for over 30 years and we have formed strong relationships with over 60 housing groups and registered providers (RPs). We already successfully operate multi-stream contracts and already provide property and development work for a number of housing providers.

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