Social housing

Providers of registered social housing need to look at innovative ways of achieving maximum value from their properties whilst keeping running costs to a minimum. Sharpe Pritchard’s solicitors support housing providers from project inception through planning and construction and with partnership arrangements, operational contracts and outsourcing.

Our dedicated lawyers understand these challenges and provide practical solutions to meet strategic housing objectives. 

Our services include:

Our solicitors have developed a bespoke contract for social landlords that combines hard contractor obligations, which have been tested and interpreted by the courts, with a strategic partnering approach. This ensures that registered providers do not have to sacrifice legal certainty whilst still re-defining their relationship with contractors into one of partnership.

Recent work

  • strategic property services project  for East Thames Ltd;
  • strategic repairs and maintenance and professional services contract for Genesis Housing Association;
  • repairs and maintenance services for the East Village for East Thames Ltd;
  • ICT contract support for Viridian;
  • ICT project for Metropolitan;
  • strategic repairs and maintenance for the Local Borough of Southwark;
  • advice and support to City West Homes including on procurements.

 

What others say

“Tim and Justin are more than lawyers, they have contributed and added value to the wider procurement project and have really become part of the team” A registered provider.

"Sharpe Pritchard’s enthusiastic, committed and experienced lawyers brought a commercial and practical approach to the project. They were a calming influence throughout and talked in a language that we and the contractors understood" Strategic procurement manager at a registered provider.

“Tim and Justin very much became part of team and brought a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm, as well as their legal expertise. They delivered everything on time and most importantly the project closed on time and contracts are now signed” A finance director at a registered provider.

Updates

27 February 2018

Procurement Judgment Which Refuses to End the Contract Making Suspension
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16 January 2018

Data Protection and the GDPR - a new Procurement Policy Note is published
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21 March 2017

Sharpe Focus 18 – news, projects and legal updates
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