Law Firm Supports Regional Social Landlords

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Law Firm Supports Regional Social Landlords


ACCORDING to the Homes and Communities Agency's Statistical Data Return 2013/14, published earlier this year, while the rate of growth in the social housing sector had been slowing since 2011, the number of units/bedspaces owned by private registered providers as of March 31, 2014, had increased compared to the previous year.

One regional law firm benefitting from this sector and the need for community regeneration is Durhambased Swinburne Maddison LLP. Swinburne Maddison, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the region, understands the complex issues that registered providers face when it comes to delivering much-needed affordable housing across the region.

For a number of years Swinburne Maddison has been providing registered providers with a full range of services, advising on many aspects of their operations including, but not limited to, constitutional matters, corporate restructures, procurement, commercial property matters, tenancy and housing issues and tenancy enforcement, as well as issues associated with anti-social behaviour.

The practice also works with registered providers, such as Derwentside Homes and Coast and Country Housing, when it comes to expanding their property portfolios by creating new homes, advising on the development of sites, site set-up, plot sales, shared-ownership leases and the right to acquire/ preserved right to buy. Swinburne Maddison advises on both litigation and HR matters.

With a regular flow of work coming from registered providers, Swinburne Maddison's partners Kate Stephenson and Victoria Walton and their team have built a strong reputation, notably for advising on site acquisitions. …

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