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The Social Housing Team has been acting for some of the largest social housing landlords in the country for more than 20 years. Clients include the Guinness Partnership, Sovereign Housing Association, Liverty, Cornerstone Housing, Evolve and the Aster Group. We act for the London Boroughs Legal Alliance consisting of 16 London based Authorities. We are also act for the London Borough of Wandsworth and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in connection with all of their non-routine litigation work.

We appreciate the political issues, financial constraints and regulatory controls that affect the day to day work of our clients and are committed to providing a service and that is tailored to and accommodates these things and above all provides value for money.

The Social Housing Team can assist with a wide range of housing litigation and tenancy management issues including complex ASB cases, disrepair claims and counterclaims, subletting, non-occupation and social housing fraud cases, injunctions, homelessness reviews.

We can also help with everything from employment law including high level TUPE and union advice, drafting policy, planning and construction issues through to site purchase and shared ownership, acquisition and disposal of social housing developments.


  • Complex ASB cases
  • Disrepair claims and counter claims
  • Injunctions to enforce tenancy obligations
  • Homelessness reviews
  • Drafting and advising in relation to policy
  • Dealing with issues arising from leasehold properties
  • Complex site acquisitions
  • Office to residential conversion schemes
  • Advising on commercial lease transactions following on from a specific site acquisition
  • Carrying out site set up on schemes following the initial land acquisitions
  • Drafting and negotiating options, pre-emptions, partnership agreements and leaseback arangements
  • Plot sales
  • Building contracts for fast track design and construction of new build
  • Asset management contracts, including for the refurbishment, repairs and maintenance of housing stock
  • HR advice
  • Employment contracts
  • Service agreements and handbooks
  • Restructures and redundancy
  • TUPE
  • Union issues
  • Complex employee relations issues
  • Management of all litigation matters in courts and employment tribunals

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