Ward Hadaway has successfully defended a judicial review claim in respect of planning permission for a multi-million pound garden village development in County Durham.
A house needs different rooms for different functions; in a similar way, people and organisations working in the social housing sector need different things from their lawyers.
High demand for services coupled with financial constraints on delivery requires clear and proactive advice to enable an organisation to excel.
Expert legal support from start-up to service delivery is all under one roof at Ward Hadaway.
Our Social Housing Group can provide the full range of legal services to Registered Providers for the whole of their business; from advising on the set up and effective operation of the organisation and its people, through the acquisition and build of stock, to the ongoing management of estates.
We believe in providing a truly comprehensive service, delivered with a focus on practicality and clarity of advice.
This clear commitment applies to clients of all sizes, from providers just starting out in the sector to experienced operators with thousands of properties under their control.
Our services include advice on:
- Commercial litigation
- Construction disputes
- Debt recovery
- Employment and HR support
- Formation, governance and regulation
- Freedom of Information and Data Protection
- Health and safety issues
- Housing management legal services
- Regulatory and prosecutions
- Social Housing Property and Finance
For more information on all our services for social housing providers, please click here.
We offer fixed price support packages to help with leasehold management. For more details, please click here.
We also run regular seminars and training sessions on topics of interest for those in the social housing sector. Here is what some attendees said about our Housing Management Law School:
“I find Ward Hadaway’s Housing Management Law School absolutely invaluable – so much so this year I’m going to come on my day off. And it’s my birthday…” – Katy Horrigan, Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association
“Relaxed format and open discussions” – Sally Popplewell, Legal Officer, Incommunities
“Well explained information on all topics” – Tracy Kitchingman, Property Agent, Your Housing Ltd
“It was all very informative and relevant” – Jamie Taylor, Head of Housing Services, Arches Housing
“Clear presentations & detailed knowledge of subjects” – David Collins, Performance Leader – Leasehold, Home Group
“I found the session very informative, it will support my day to day work… and will be useful” – Susan Collins, Housing Team Leader, Durham County Council
“Very interesting and relevant on my day to day housing management issues…. I also find the “news” [session] very interesting and I always learn from the school” – Jennifer Elliott, Neighbourhood Housing Officer, Byker Community Trust
To find out how we can be the key to all your social housing needs, please get in touch.