Rachel has over 12 years experience acting for the Social Housing sector in the area of residential development. The procurement route for Registered Providers tends to be through Development Agreements with housebuilders or land agreements with City Councils with associated Grant Agreement.
Rachel acts for Registered Provider clients in the refinancing of their housing stock. She also acts for developers buying/selling land through conditional contracts or option agreements, and in relation to promoting land for development through Planning Promotion Agreements.
Rachel is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2020 edition).
- Assisting in the purchase of 190 residential properties plus a family centre for a Registered Provider. This was as part of a stock rationalisation exercise, and simultaneous lease and leaseback of 178 social rented properties to Aviva’s REaLM Fund.
- Undertaking the refinancing of 15 schemes in two tranches for a Registered Provider client.
- Acting in the purchase of 93 affordable units for a Registered Provider client across three separate sites under Development Agreements.
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