Ashfords LLP has been successfully appointed to the legal services framework for Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) following a competitive tendering exercise managed by specialist legal consultants, Kennedy Cater. CHIC is a consortium of Registered Providers and currently has around 90 members. Advising social housing providers is a core strength of the Ashfords team.
Ashfords has been appointed to two lots covering Corporate, Governance & Finance and Property & Development. Ashfords will offer a broad range of services and advice under these lots including banking, financing, acquisitions and disposals, stock transfers, employment advice, development agreements, development funding, and statutory agreements. The contract will commence on the 1st July 2020 and will run for a term of four years.
The tender process was led by Partner and Head of our Housing Communities and Regeneration team, Paul Butterworth, who will be the Client Relationship Partner for CHIC. Paul Butterworth, commented: “This is a great win for the firm and further emphasizes the strength and depth of expertise we have to offer to the housing sector. We look forward to the opportunities that our appointment to the CHIC Framework will bring and to working closely with our housing clients to help them deliver their development goals and provide innovative solutions to the challenges they face over the coming months and years".
The Ashfords Team currently advises a number of local and national Registered Providers and Housing Association and its appointment to the CHIC Framework recognises its strong offering to the sector and opens up our service offering to a number of new clients.