Development & Social Housing

Getting your house in order

Specialist social housing lawyers

Building affordable homes is a vital task, but the reality of social housing can often throw obstacles in your way: legal, practical and political.

Recent deregulation in the sector can throw up more questions than answers.

That’s why you need social housing lawyers who give you the responsive and practical advice you need to remove any stumbling blocks and smooth the path to driving your projects forward.

At Steele Raymond, we give you the key advice you need, when you need it.

Helping you with development & social housing law

Steele Raymond's pro-active, specialist social housing solicitors know the law. That’s a given. More importantly, we know how to apply it on the ground. We work with your teams at all levels of your business from the building site to the board room table.

We’ve been helping house builders and registered providers of social housing on all aspects of the development process for decades: from the initial site investigation, through the planning process, to the final plot disposal.

  • Expertise

    There’s no substitute for hard-earned experience.

    Our responsive social housing lawyers can help you:

    • grant and take options and overage
    • undertake strategic land assembly, site set up and disposals
    • negotiate and agree joint ventures and development agreements
    • negotiate and agree planning documentation including section 106, CIL and infrastructure agreements
    • undertake stock transfers of affordable housing
    • navigate the complexities of the law, practice and politics of social housing law including the requirements of the Homes and Communities Agency and other bodies, such as housing associations
    • deal with the bank financing of development schemes
    • navigate exception site planning policies and issues around rural housing
    • settle any disputes
    • work out an appropriate dispute resolution strategy and identify the most appropriate route for you
    • manage all phases of the dispute resolution process

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Emma Stainwright

Partner
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What our clients say:

Peter Lowther, Ability Projects Ltd

“Steele Raymond were exceptionally knowledgeable, efficient and dedicated to ensuring this complex deal was completed successfully. Steele Raymond’s service was truly top quality and I would have no hesitation at all in recommending them to any other business owner”

Robert Braithwaite, Sunseeker

“I instructed the company takeover team at Steele Raymond due to their excellent reputation. The team worked tirelessly to achieve a successful completion of the sale and it was a pleasure to work with such driven, focused and talented individuals”

Family Client, Bournemouth

“I am really grateful that I met you two, my dream team as I always refer you to. I am sure many of your clients would feel the same way about you, your attention to detail, professionalism, sympathetic towards your clients. I would strongly recommend you, Lindsay, to other people”

Lynne Palau , Hotel Collingwood

“The team, did an excellent job. Steele Raymond have depth of knowledge across all of their commercial teams which has given us the confidence in our decisions and clarity for the future”

Philip Coward, The Hill Brush Company Ltd.

“The legal advice provided to us by Steele Raymond has been of huge value throughout this long and complex development process. Steele Raymond has been by our side every step of the way, providing responsive and first-rate advice”

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