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Browne Jacobson LLP’s highlights included advising new client Metropolitan Housing Trust on the acquisition of 61 new homes in Nottinghamshire from private developers. Residential development specialist Barry Sully heads the practice, which routinely acts for clients such as Waterloo Housing Group, East Midlands Housing Group and Nottingham City Homes.

Freeths has handled a steady flow of property development, securitisation, planning, construction and procurement issues. A recent highlight saw department head Gary Reynolds advise the Nottingham Community Housing Association on the acquisition and development of 28 affordable housing units from Westleigh Partnerships. Other key practitioners include Stephen Pearson and Matthew Grocock.

Wilkin Chapman LLP’s social housing team provides ‘prompt and helpful service’ to a client base of regional and national housing developers including Acis Group, Longhurst Group, Shoreline Housing Partnership and Westleigh Partnerships. Rachael Perry and Paul Tollerton are recommended.

Highlights for Wilson Browne’s ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ team included acting for East Midlands Housing on its £4m purchase of a site at Booth Rise in Northampton. Other clients include Abbeyfield Dorcas Society and Wellingborough Homes. Thomas Warrender heads the practice.

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Legal Developments in East Midlands for Social housing

  • Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer 

    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

    - Falcon Chambers

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