Development, Regeneration and Home Ownership

The Forbes team, providing Development, Regeneration and Home Ownership services, is part of our wider Housing and Regeneration Group.

First and foremost we are specialists, a specialist team providing a first class service to registered providers of social housing (housing associations) and ALMOs in connection with their development of newbuild homes, asset management, home ownership and leasehold services.

Our team works with housing providers nationally and provides advice and legal services in connection with:-

  • Site acquisitions
  • Development agreements
  • S106 agreements
  • Infrastructure agreements
  • Utility easements
  • Shared ownership set up and sales
  • Collateral warranties
  • JCT Contracts
  • Open market sales
  • Supported housing
  • Management and service level agreements
  • Nomination agreements
  • Commercial property leases and associated documents
  • Right to buy and right to acquire
  • Stock transfers
  • Property disposals and acquisitions
  • Garden tenancies/disposals and licences
  • Finance, securitisation and charging

Our team is recognised in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as being leaders in the sector and partner Lucy Worrall is recognised in Band 1 of Chambers.

We regularly hold and speak at housing seminars, conferences and forums and write for the housing press.

We provide bespoke training for our clients and the housing sector to develop their teams' skills and knowledge base.

Our high calibre lawyers are solution focused and provide a cost effective, flexible and value for money service for your organisation.

Our specialism, partnership approach, "one-stop-shop" service, size of our team, quality of our lawyers and value for money approach is what differentiates us from our competitors.

Housing & Regeneration

14 Mar 2017


Quarterly Review - New finance, strong operating cashflows, investment and market sale activity increase summarised for 2016

On 28 February 2017 the Homes and Communities Agency published the latest quarterly survey covering the period…

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2011 Legal 500: The team at Forbes is 'responsive and proactive'.

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Chambers 2017: "They are friendly, professional, extremely effective advocates who always seek the best possible outcome."

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2016 Legal 500: The ?holistic, fastidious and effective? team at Forbes Solicitors is noted for its ?wealth of sector knowledge?.

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