Development, Regeneration and Home Ownership

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

More about Development, Regeneration and Home Ownership

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.

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.

We find that Forbes have a wealth of experience in all elements of our housing management needs.

Chambers 2024

Not only did Forbes handle complex and sophisticated matters greatly, they also explained these in a way which was understandable and comprehendible.

Chambers 2024

The firm is always very responsive and the service is excellent.

Chambers 2024

Forbes are involved in a number of schemes where we purchase ‘off the shelf’ Section 106 developments, and where the timescales are short between exchanging contracts with the developer and build completion of the first affordable units. Forbes always work to our timescales for the drafting of the Shared Ownership lease and setting up the conveyancing.

Legal 500 2024

Forbes is a well known legal practice within our social housing sector. Having worked with many other legal practices, I view their success is down to their solid team work and communication. Always reasonable and adaptable to our business needs.

Legal 500 2024

You’ve supported me and my teams across different organisations amazingly for years.

Benjamin Mitchell, Head of Homeownership & Commercial Property, Incommunities Ltd

Recognition for our work

Our dedicated Housing & Regeneration team

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Partner, Head of Housing and Regeneration (Property), Housing & Regeneration

Catherine Kennedy


Partner, Governance, Procurement & Information

Daniel Milnes

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Partner, Insurance

Elizabeth Bower

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Partner, Head of Housing and Regeneration (Litigation), Housing & Regeneration

Siobhan Hardy

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