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We have over 30 years’ experience in the living sector advising on projects throughout the entire living continuum. Ranging from student accommodation, residential, buy-to-let and private rented, affordable housing, multi-generational to retirement. During this time we have developed a national reputation for our knowledge of the issues faced by the industry and our expertise and problem-solving approach. We specialise in a number areas within the sector including:

Affordable housing – advising on the delivery maintenance and management of affordable housing to a cross-sector client base which includes Homes England, local authorities, Registered Providers, developers and contractors.

Build-to-Rent / Private Rented Sector – We have significant experience of dealing with all aspects of the acquisition, development, construction, investment sale and purchase and operational management aspects.

Housing Management & Litigation – advising on all aspects of residential and tenant law covering contentious and non-contentious legal advice. Our service includes FreeHome – our free, online case management system for landlords to manage rental possessions more effectively.

Residential development – providing a full range of legal advice for housebuilder clients from planning, land acquisitions and sales, development and construction, regulatory and health & safety, employment and pensions law, corporate and commercial advice, and litigation & dispute resolution. Our service to residential developer clients includes our dedicated City & Estates Team who manage plot sales and provides a seamless service throughout the lifespan of a development site from acquisition to disposal.

Retirement living – retirement living is a key element of the living continuum. With over 30 years’ experience in the sector our Walker Morris Team can provide complete support.

Student accommodation – offering student accommodation developers, operators, investors, education institutions and lenders a comprehensive range of legal services. These service include: acquisition and development, finance solutions including debt finance and forward funded development schemes, commercial contracts and management agreements, public procurement advice of large schemes including OJEC and competitive dialogue, real estate litigation including enforcement and possession proceedings.

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"All responses have been prompt and of a high quality and their advice has enabled us to make informed and appropriate decisions."
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