Development & Social Housing

Getting your house in order

Specialist social housing lawyers

Building affordable homes is a vital task, but the reality of social housing can often throw obstacles in your way: legal, practical and political.

Recent deregulation in the sector can throw up more questions than answers.

That’s why you need social housing lawyers who give you the responsive and practical advice you need to remove any stumbling blocks and smooth the path to driving your projects forward.

At Steele Raymond, we give you the key advice you need, when you need it.

Helping you with development & social housing law

Steele Raymond's pro-active, specialist social housing solicitors know the law. That’s a given. More importantly, we know how to apply it on the ground. We work with your teams at all levels of your business from the building site to the board room table.

We’ve been helping house builders and registered providers of social housing on all aspects of the development process for decades: from the initial site investigation, through the planning process, to the final plot disposal.

  • Expertise

    There’s no substitute for hard-earned experience.

    Our responsive social housing lawyers can help you:

    • grant and take options and overage
    • undertake strategic land assembly, site set up and disposals
    • negotiate and agree joint ventures and development agreements
    • negotiate and agree planning documentation including section 106, CIL and infrastructure agreements
    • undertake stock transfers of affordable housing
    • navigate the complexities of the law, practice and politics of social housing law including the requirements of the Homes and Communities Agency and other bodies, such as housing associations
    • deal with the bank financing of development schemes
    • navigate exception site planning policies and issues around rural housing
    • settle any disputes
    • work out an appropriate dispute resolution strategy and identify the most appropriate route for you
    • manage all phases of the dispute resolution process

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Emma Stainwright

Partner
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Ray Mann, Managing Director, West Wales Airport Ltd

“West Wales Airport is a unique centre that operates at the leading edge of the Unmanned sector of the aerospace industry. For the past 15 years it relied upon Chris Twaits for support in a number of important areas, including the development of its property portfolio and the protection of its commercial interests. The services supplied have never been found wanting and have always been delivered in a professional and friendly manner. The management team at West Wales Airport are grateful to have Steele Raymond behind them.”

Paul Richards, Golden Acres Group

“I was very pleased to have Steele Raymond’s advice and assistance in relation to the sale of my company, which I have grown over many years. I would recommend anyone buying or selling a company to use Steele Raymond’s top tier commercial team”

Ken Roberts, Bournemouth & Poole College

“I couldn’t have been more pleased with the support I received from Steele Raymond throughout the process. We’ve worked with Steele Raymond many times over the years and would have no hesitation at all in recommending their commercial property expertise”

Mavis Fernandes, Residential Conveyancing Client

“I was delighted to be introduced to Steele Raymond. The house was sold today and they were simply great. Very professional and helpful. Much relieved and unburdened”

Matt Cusack , Arden Communications Group

“Steele Raymond’s advice and assistance was as invaluable as ever in completing these acquisitions. Steele Raymond always provide outstanding service levels which is unmatched in my experience”

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