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Tom Warrender

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Tom is Head of the Social Housing Team at Wilson Browne, which is recommended by the Legal 500 a guide to “who’s who” in the legal world. He has worked at the firm since September 2005. Tom was also Head of our Commercial Property Team from November 2013 – 8th April 2019 before handing over the reigns in order to join the firm’s Board of Management, as Head of Non-Contentious Business Unit with overall responsibility for overseeing the smooth running of our Residential Conveyancing, Private Client and Court of Protection Teams. As well as his management roles, Tom remains a vital part of our Commercial Property Team.

He is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA) and he specialises in the acquisition and disposal of commercial property and land (and also a Member of the Agricultural Law Association) Tom acts for private individuals, pension funds, small businesses, national companies, banks, charities and social landlords on a wide range of legal matters from land acquisitions and developments as well as business leases, sales and purchases, lease renewals and extensions, through to larger commercial property and land transactions.

Tom is also a member of the Social Housing Law Association and has a wealth of experience in advising Housing Associations. He advises on all aspects of non-contentious property deals for such clients from site acquisition together with planning and funding agreements through to the development and onward affordable housing sales of the properties constructed on such sites. Tom was also one of the first solicitors to advise on the acquisition of property under the Government’s Mortgage Rescue and Syndicated Mortgage Rescue Schemes which ran from circa 2008-2015. He also oversees the team acting for several clients in relation to Shared Ownership Sales and Right to Buy disposals.

His approach is to provide clear advice and he bases a huge emphasis on communication. Tom works with clients to ensure that they are kept up to date with likely timescales, issues that may arise and of course, general progress. His aim is to make the whole legal process as painless and straightforward for you as possible.

Tom studied for his law degree at University College Northampton before going on to study the Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University in Leicester. Whilst studying for his degree, he spent some of his spare time volunteering as an advisor at Northampton Citizens Advice Bureau.


Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA),  Agricultural Law Association and Social Housing Law Association


Tom studied for his law degree at University College Northampton before going on to study the Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University in Leicester.

East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Wilson Browne Solicitors fields a ‘very good’ team that handles a broad spectrum of work, ranging from acquisitions and disposals to agricultural developments. Practice head Tom Warrender is recommended alongside Nina Wilson , who is noted for her ‘eye for detail and timely responses’. Recent work includes advising Market Harborough Building Society on multiple secured lending matters, totalling a portfolio value of £7.4m. Other clients include Allied Irish Bank and Beeches Farm.

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Social housing

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Wilson Browne Solicitors ‘holds a great amount of industry knowledge and can be wholly relied on to guide clients through any arising matters or legislative changes’.  Tom Warrender heads the team, which includes Jennifer Laskey ‘who goes above and beyond’. The practice acts for private and professional landlords, including local authorities and housing associations, on work ranging from tenancy issues, arrears, demotion and possession instructions to anti-social behaviour orders and high-value acquisitions. Recent highlights include advising EMH Housing and Regeneration on the acquisition of a site in Wellingborough, involving the purchase of the land and a design and build contract, and securing a warrant for eviction on behalf of Spire Homes against tenants on the grounds of breach of a previous suspended possession order relating to the management of the tenancy. Rockingham Forest Housing Association also features on the client roster.

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