Over the last 30 years, Hugh James has established itself as one of the leading social housing law firms.
Hugh James is passionate about social housing. Our specialist Social Housing team has extensive experience and expertise and we are committed to making a contribution to housing regeneration and creating neighbourhoods where people want to live.
By working in partnership with you our social housing team can help you to make real differences in local communities. We draw on experience and insight gained from advising providers of social housing services for over 30 years.
Our client base includes over 40 Housing Associations and Local Authorities. We are therefore able to offer unparalleled strength and depth in our expertise and are able to provide a full legal service to all our social housing clients.
The requirements demanded by private sector funders are also very familiar to us. We have acted for lenders and for housing association borrowers in negotiating complex facility agreements.
We were the first legal team to set up a dedicated Anti-Social Behaviour Unit. In this time that unit has developed unrivalled expertise in acting with social landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour and illegal activity within their housing stock. The team provides a flexible service which can be tailored to your needs enabling your anti-social behaviour cases to be dealt with as efficiently and economically as possible.
This is now part of our housing management offering.
We regularly provide advice on the following:
Hugh James have unrivalled experience and expertise in this area. We advise on housing management issues on a daily basis. Our comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter enables us to provide practical solutions at all times and also provide support and advice in advance of any relevant legal developments or changes.
We recognise our clients’ individual needs, tailoring documentation to your particular requirements and offering practical solutions. The Housing Management Unit has an unrivalled reputation in Wales in this area. The firm set up one of the first specialist Anti Social Behaviour Units in the UK.
Hugh James draft, review and amend all forms of occupancy agreements for all types of housing, including leases, licences and tenancies. We use up-to-date model agreements, based on published agreements alongside our own precedents, to draft and review management and service level agreements.
We can draft and review your housing management policies, handbooks and manuals. We have an up-to-date knowledge of regulatory requirements and best practice providing you with the assurance of expertise that you need.
For more information see our Housing Management pages.
The work has been absolutely brilliant, even on some complex, long-standing cases. They have a lot of expertise around housing law.
The team at Hugh James have become an extension of our office, they’re part of our team. They make you feel comfortable and nothing is too much trouble for them.