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Housing transfer

Housing transfer

The largest team of dedicated housing experts in the country delivering value for money through innovation and quality advice that is pragmatic, reliable and consistent

Housing transfer continues to represent a key tool to maintain stock at or above the Decent Homes Standard, to deliver greater private investment in affordable housing and to facilitate wider regeneration initiatives.

Notwithstanding the introduction of self-financing and new government rules, housing transfer offers a whole stock option for some local authorities and targeted solutions for the regeneration of urban estates for others. It represents opportunities for Registered Providers to engage with local authorities to acquire affordable homes in exchange for commitments to refurbish, redevelop or regenerate them. It can deliver tenant empowerment through mutuals and other tenant-led models.

Housing transfer is a specialist area requiring a full understanding of special statutory procedures, public sector powers, working closely with tenants, CLG and HCA requirements, affordable housing providers, commercial negotiations, company structures, housing finance, charity law, tax, staff transfer, pensions and complex regeneration and development schemes. We are the acknowledged market leader in this field, having advised over 250 Registered Providers and local authorities on transfers, ranging from whole stock transfers of 80,000 dwellings to complex regeneration schemes involving the creation of new mixed tenure urban communities.

We have advised/are advising on all the ALMO based transfers (including the current ones at Durham, Gloucester and Salford). We also advised on all the Welsh stock transfers.

Whether you are a local authority wishing to explore transfer or a Registered Provider wishing to deliver regeneration projects through transfer, our transfer teams will use their experience and market knowledge to give you swift, pragmatic advice and options in relation to these complex transactions.

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