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Jen is a Partner in our social housing property team. She acts mainly for national and regional Registered Providers dealing with all aspects of property work specialising in development, acquisition and securitisation work.

Jen is a pragmatic and commercial lawyer, with extensive experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, qualified plans technicians and support staff to provide a “one stop shop” of services to the social housing sector, from advising on head of terms for a site acquisition, site assembly, due diligence and contract negotiation, through to setting up the site for plot disposals.


Jen has over 20 years’ experience of acting for national and regional Registered Providers, public sector clients including Local Authorities, and NHS Trusts and for non-public sector clients including housebuilders, charities and residential investment clients.

She specialises in the acquisition and development of sites for self-build, and sites/plots from developers through a variety of structures, including turnkey, golden brick and back to back contractor led-schemes. She advises on the viability of development sites for residential and mixed use and has dealt with numerous complex site assemblies and associated land issues. Her work includes negotiation of conditional contracts and development agreements, advising on affordable housing planning obligations,  nominations agreements, release of minerals rights, joint ventures, large scale portfolio acquisitions, disposals and securitisations, site set-ups, stock swaps, landlord and tenant matters, asset management and projects.

Jen has a thorough knowledge of the regulatory requirements required to properly advise Registered Providers. Her work in securitisations means she is aware of the issues that are of concern to funders of affordable housing stock and those matters which could affect the valuation of residential and commercial properties.

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