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Residential Builders & Operators

Residential Builders & Operators

Our Residential Team provides a full range of legal advice for residential developers and operators.

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, we’re proud of the national reputation we’ve built for our knowledge, expertise and problem-solving approach.

We advise on all kinds of builders and operators across the ‘life’ spectrum, ranging from student accommodation, PRS/Build to Rent, open market housing, affordable housing and multi-generational to retirement.

Our expertise includes the following areas:

Build-to-Rent / Private Rented Sector –  we’re at the cutting edge of this sector, dealing with all aspects of the acquisition, development, construction, investment sale and purchase and operational management aspects of high profile and significant value transactions for clients such as Moda Living.

Residential development – providing a full range of legal advice for housebuilder clients from planning, land acquisitions and sales, development and construction, regulatory and health  and safety, employment and pensions law, corporate and commercial advice, as well as litigation & dispute resolution. Our service for residential developer clients also includes our dedicated City & Estates Team who manage plot sales and provide a seamless service throughout the lifespan of a development site from acquisition to disposal.

Affordable housing – advising on the acquisition, delivery maintenance and management of affordable housing to a cross-sector client base which includes Homes England, local authorities, Registered Providers including Anchor Hanover, Hyde, Home Group and Clarion, developers  (including Caddick and Peel) and contractors such as Equans.

Retirement living – retirement living is a key element of our residential work and our experienced lawyers can provide complete support. With over 30 years’ experience in the sector, we cover the full lifecycle of senior living assets, including: property acquisition/disposal, development and construction; estate and lease set up, including plot sales; portfolio management; and housing management, including enforcement of occupational agreements. We also provide complimentary specialist services including employment, immigration, inquest and regulatory support.

Student accommodation – offering student accommodation developers, operators, investors, education institutions and lenders a comprehensive range of legal services. These services include: acquisition and development, finance solutions including debt finance and forward funded development schemes, commercial contracts and management agreements, public procurement advice for large schemes including OJEC and competitive dialogue and real estate litigation including enforcement and possession proceedings. We act for developers such as Unite and Global Student Accommodation.