Our commitment to social housing stems from our desire to improve peoples' lives and, health aside, a place to live is as important as it gets.
Starting with helping tenants to make their own estate transfers a success, over the past 25 years we have grown to be one of the leading social housing law firms in the country and are ranked as Band 1 by Chambers. We have done this by never forgetting we are part of a sector making a difference to peoples' lives.
With recent population booms, economic recessions, and political unrest there is a greater demand than ever before for our range of legal services for social housing providers.
Our expertise ranges from major projects such as stock transfers, innovative structures and joint ventures, to the day-to-day nuts and bolts of making housing work. We have teams of housing solicitors specialising in: housing litigation, housing management, employment matters, housing corporate services and property.
Whether you are a registered provider, a local authority, or an organisation that is working in the social housing sector, our housing solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to help you further your purpose.
Affordable Housing is at the forefront of public policy...
Lack of quality affordable housing, be it rented, low-cost home ownership or for market sale, is at the forefront of public policy. The tragic event of Grenfell Tower, the Government’s U-turn on LHA, Brexit and the impact on interest rates/sources of funding all combine to make the picture more complicated than ever before.
What isn’t complicated is that right across the spectrum the need is acute, and registered providers are best-placed to meet that need; their long history of flexibility, inventiveness, social purpose and (at least for the time being) the low cost of finance mean that now is the time for providers to deliver.
Organisations navigating these waters need advisers who are experts in housing law and who work collaboratively with colleagues and clients to create solutions that are robust to last in the years ahead. We believe our model of having only one office, colleagues who are focused on “beginning with the end in mind”, and wanting to make a real difference with their skills means we are ideally placed to do just that.
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[Anthony Collins Solicitors is] a highly regarded niche practice, known for its focus on the social housing and local authority sectors.Chambers
Find out more about the services we provide to housing providers...
Expert advice on funding and social investment.
Supporting housing providers with legal advice on contractual issues.
Providing legal expertise on compliance, policies and procedures.
Legal advice on housing management issues.
Legal support to housing providers with structures and mergers.
Providing legal employment support and advice to housing organisations.
Addressing the legal challenges with social housing providers, regarding procurement and state aid.
Property and construction
Advising on repairs and regeneration projects, and Right To Buy.
Advice and support for dispute resolution within the housing sector.
Leader of the housing sector.
We have been recognised for the work we do
In this update we cover topics including: corporate tax evasion offences, the government’s consultation on corporate governance and insolvency, this quarter’s key dates (yes, we do mention GDPR!).
Following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy, the Government commissioned an independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
Haringey LBC v Simawi 2018 focussed on the issue of statutory succession where one of two joint secure tenants had died, then the remaining tenant later died leaving an adult child in occupation.
On 25 July 2017, the Government published a consultation which received over 6,000 replies, showing the vast amount of interest in the area. We were amongst those who sent a response...
An RP granted a joint assured tenancy to Mr and Mrs M pre-2010. Mr M has recently died, his grandson and partner have approached us asking if they can succeed...
Hilary Homfray joins Anthony Collins Solicitors after working for Birmingham City Council for 14 years. With more than 60,000 properties, she was kept busy!
The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
On 27 July 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”), announced that by the end of 2021, the FCA will not use its legal powers to compel or persuade banks to submit to LIBOR as they are not comfortable in doing so where there are only a few eligible term borrowing transactions by large banks.
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