The obstacles to the Housing sector in achieving the Government's challenge to deliver one million new homes by 2021 and the so-called 'housing crisis' are extensive and well-documented. At DWF we have a team of proactive, enthusiastic and committed Housing specialists waiting with solutions to this challenge at its heart.
"They understand us as a business."– Chambers and Partners UK 2016 - Real Estate Northwest
Our specialist Housing team is uniquely placed to address all your legal challenges. With over 50 multi-disciplinary lawyers, based across the UK, we have a particularly strong track record in transactional 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.
DWF is an innovative law firm and the Housing Group 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.
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.
We act for various regional and national registered 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.
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.
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.
International legal business DWF has been reappointed to the legal panel for Homes England following a tendering process by the non-departmental public body.
The Dublin office of international legal business DWF has acted for commercial German-based bank Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB) on a groundbreaking financing in the Irish social housing sector.
Following the launch of the revised arbitration rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) (the DIAC Rules) during Dubai Arbitration Week in November 2017, their adoption by Ruler’s Decree is now (according to confidential sources) imminent and likely to coincide with the official adoption of the new United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Arbitration Law, which is to replace the UAE Arbitration Chapter, that is, the arbitration-specific provisions of the UAE Civil Procedures Code.
Housing shortages and the lack of affordable and social housing in particular, are a pressing domestic economic and political issue. Last month the Irish Government launched a potentially significant leasing scheme intended to release and mobilise large amounts of private capital and land to deliver new housing stock.
Date: 29 March 2017
Legal business DWF has launched a real estate team in Dublin with the appointment of partner Michael Neary as the firm continues to enhance its international reach and strengthen its commercial services capability in Ireland.
The High Court has found a conditional break requiring the tenant to give vacant possession was not effective because the tenant had failed to remove items from the premises including demountable partitioning, kitchen units and an alarm.