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Homes and Communities Agency to procure £30m panel for land and property work

The Homes and Communities Agency has unveiled plans for a new four-year, £30m legal services framework to support its land, property and investment activities across England.

The framework is to be split into two lots each worth £15m and is entirely separate to the procurement of legal services for regulation activities.

The scope for services for lot 1 include:

“Property: including Landlord and Tenant, plot sales, estate management, release of restrictions and consents; Commercial law: including grant agreements; Banking (Development Finance) and Restructuring (in the event of default); Mortgage enforcement and possession claims; Agricultural law; and Environment Law. Both lots include Real Estate: including Acquisitions, Disposals and Building Leases; Housing: including but not limited to Affordable/Social Housing; Procurement and State Aid; Planning including CPO; Development and Construction; Contracts (goods, works and services); and Litigation.”

It is envisaged that between five and seven firms will be appointed to this lot.

The scope for services for lot 2 include:

“Commercial Property: Property Finance, Major Infrastructure and Regeneration; Commercial law: including Banking, Venture Capital, Loan Finance, Restructuring (including in the event of distress) and Insolvency; Company law: including SPVs and Joint Ventures; Intellectual Property; Financial Regulation and Taxation; Public/ Administrative Law; and Employment. Both lots include Real Estate: including Acquisitions, Disposals and Building Leases; Housing: including but not limited to Affordable/Social Housing; Procurement and State Aid; Planning including CPO; Development and Construction; Contracts (goods, works and services); and Litigation.”

It is envisaged that between three and five firms will be appointed to the second lot.

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