Local Authority Housing Delivery Vehicles/Residential Development


Theme: Acting Commercially

4 July 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) New Walk Museum, Leicester


Presented by Weightmans

Course overview

• The course will cover the following topics:
• Sale of land, Valuation, Due diligence
• Self-development / delivery of housing by LA’s
• Where Council builds new properties for existing tenants and demolishes old properties for redevelopment
• Building leases and use of other leases in development deals
• “Golden Brick” transactions
• Dealing with registered providers (of social/affordable housing

Suitable audience:

Legal staff

Overview and topics to be covered include:

S123 considerations, delivery vehicles and funding options, tenant decant challenges, optimising the leasing structure and form of lease ,due diligence considerations,
“Golden Brick” transactions and how they can work, practical examples of dealing with registered providers (of social/affordable housing)

Interactive elements

To be confirmed

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Clive Bleasdale leads our real estate local government team and specialising in large,complex and high value property development and regeneration projects for local authorities.These projects include commercial development as well as housing led projects with challenges to their delivery and has been involved in several innovative recent schemes for local authorities and is advising currently on delivery vehicle options on another.

Tom Starkey leads our Real Estate practice in respect of acting for registered providers and has extensive experience of this sector. He also acts for non-charitable subsidiaries of registered providers. The work of Tom and his team includes site acquisitions, acquisitions of tenanted portfolios, disposals, regeneration work often involving multiple parties. He also deals with distressed properties, transacting with Receivers. He is also familiar with Home Ownership initiatives, Rights to Buy and Acquire and commercial landlord and tenant matters where registered providers are involved.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.