Social housing - Taylor&Emmet LLP | Sheffield Solicitors

Commercial and practical advice

Our specialist team provide commercial and practical advice across the whole range of property and other services.

Our specialist social housing team provide commercial and practical advice across the whole range of property and other services required by the Social Housing Sector. For expert legal advice call us on 0114 218 4000 or contact us online.

Our Specialist Social Housing Team has looked after the interests of RP's (registered providers) for more than 30 years and are one of the main providers of legal services to this sector in the South Yorkshire and North East Midlands region.

OUR SERVICES


Our aim is to build a long term relationship by providing a partner led service which is designed to meet clients’ requirements so that our team can be viewed as an extension of the clients’ own teams.

  • Site acquisition and disposals
  • Site re-developments/property development
  • Funding arrangements and refinancing
  • Effecting bank security
  • Joint ventures disposals of development sites
  • Development agreements
  • Environmental, building regulations
  • Planning matters including S106 agreements
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Nomination agreements
  • Mixed tenure developments
  • Infrastructure documentation rent to home buy
  • Plot disposals for rent
  • Right to buy and right to acquire
  • Shared ownership leases
  • Leasehold schemes for the elderly/frail
  • Alternative dispute resolution and avoidance
  • Assistance and representation in court
  • Legal audits
  • Construction contracts and warranties
  • Dee

By adopting a collaborative approach to work with our RPs, we are often able to develop innovative and commercially attractive solutions tailored to the very specific and fast changing needs of our clients, but with a friendly, courteous and efficient service.

 

SOME RECENT EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK


Acquisition of many development sites for our housing association clients.

A recent example was the purchase of a local site for General Needs Rent Social Housing and Shared Ownership. The case involved entering into a licence to permit early occupation, resolving complex title issues and including dealing with a right of way.


Acquisition of an apartment based care scheme involving communal facilities to be made available to other members of the community.

Our role included advising on integrating a restaurant facility into the service charge and delegation of a catering contract for a third party catering firm with all associated transfer of undertaking, protection of employment regulations implications drafting assured tenancies to include service charge provisions.


Purchase of a development site for a mixed tenure development including Shared Ownership Leases in a double block of apartments

We dealt with complications which arose due to a drainage easement over privately owned land and we handled complex negotiations with a private landowner to resolve.


Acting for significant housing developer in a dispute with vendor of development land regarding illegal waste dumping.


Acting for national housing association defending claim brought against them for adverse possession in relation to high profile property.