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