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            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.

            Housing

            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.

            Our main areas of expertise within the Housing Group are:

            Affordable housing

            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.

            Private Rented Sector

            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.

            Legal Insight

            Private Rented Sector & Build-to-Rent: Legal Pitfalls

            06 June 2019

            Welcome back to our series of articles on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and Build-to-Rent (BTR).  In our previous edition we discussed the current political landscape and recent changes to legislation which have been impacting on the PRS and BTR markets.  In this edition, we will cover some examples of legal pitfalls and how to protect long term investment strategies.

            Legal Insight

            Private Rented Sector & Build-to-Rent: Political Landscape

            06 June 2019

            Welcome back to our series of articles on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and Build-to-Rent (BTR).  In our previous edition we discussed the BTR market and the products being made available.  In this edition, we will cover the current political sentiments and some examples of areas where extra care is needed.

            Meet our team

            Andrew Flounders

            • Executive Partner (Leeds)

            David Ratter

            • Partner // Head of Real Estate (Scotland)

            Kelly Pearson

            • Senior Associate

            Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (USA), FCIArb (UK)

            • Partner // Managing Partner (Germany) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes

            Irene Schmid LLM (Cambridge)

            • Partner // Civil Law Notary
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