Catherine Small


Specialising in development, Catherine regularly advises clients on all aspects of major development site and property acquisitions and disposals in London and across the UK for public and private sector clients including private developers, local authorities and Registered Providers.

Catherine's advice regularly encompasses conditional contracts, leases, overage, options and sale and leaseback.

Catherine is experienced in the student accommodation sector recently acting for a number of private consortiums in conjunction with universities to deliver complex and large multi-phased student accommodation projects, including dealing with facilities management (FM) agreements and multiple lease chain structures. These matters are often funded using debt finance.

Catherine also advises on innovative affordable housing products, including design and custom build units for not-for-profit housing developers and has acted for local authorities on the property aspects of large scale regeneration schemes carried out in partnership with private developers or Registered Providers to deliver affordable housing and mixed use schemes with residential units of all tenures.

Catherine is regularly involved with advising Registered Provider clients on their acquisition, development and regeneration of affordable housing and protecting their interests under section 106 planning transactions being led by other developers. Catherine has also advised private developers on affordable housing sales and development proposals pursuant to section 106 agreements and draws on experience advising from both sides to help clients achieve their commercial goals.

Catherine has experience advising in relation to development finance and large scale property charging, preparing the necessary certificate of title and other extensive property due diligence from the borrower perspective. Catherine works alongside Rebecca Wardle focusing on the private residential sector group as well as specialising in development, real estate and regeneration.

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