A provider of affordable homes in the South East, Town and Country Housing, has appointed four law firms to a development land and property conveyancing services framework.
The South East Consortium, which ran the procurement for Town and Country Housing, said the main objectives of the framework were to appoint suitably qualified legal services providers to provide a responsive and comprehensive legal advisory and management service.
“The types of legal activity required will include advice and guidance on relevant law, drafting, negotiation and review of legal documents, advice and assistance on structuring of commercial transactions, advice and assistance on funding issues, compliance with relevant government policy and guidance, construction of contracts, licences and other legal documents, legal risk management, training as required,” it said.
The scope of work is to cover the following areas:
- acquisition of land for development including acquisitions of s106 affordable housing units,
- acquisition and grant of easements,
- disposals of individual properties from stock,
- title reports for land owned by us and intended for development,
- negotiation of s106, s38, s104 and other infrastructure agreements,
- grant, acquisition, renewal and termination of commercial leases,
- shared ownership and private sale plot disposals, disposals under the right to acquire/right to buy and stair-casing under shared ownership leases,
- ad-hoc legal advice.
The successful firms were:
- Sharratts (London) LLP
- TLT LLP
- Cripps LLP
- Capsticks Solicitors LLP
The total value of the procurement is estimated to be £150,000.
Town and Country Housing provides 9,500 affordable homes in 15 local authority areas in Kent and Sussex.