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AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Sharratts
Sharratts is a boutique firm of senior housing solicitors providing a professional, affordable service specifically for affordable housing providers and their partners. Providing commercial and practical advice in a helpful and approachable manner, we are committed to excellence, are recognised affordable housing specialists and are acknowledged within the sector as experts in the field.
We offer advice in relation to development site acquisitions (including joint ventures), plot sales of all tenures (together with shared ownership resales and staircasing) and have a specialist asset management team which can offer advice on all other types of property transaction.
PRIVATE DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Investa
BEST LARGE DEVELOPMENT
Sponsored by LSL Land & New Homes
LSL Land & New Homes is one of the UK’s leading new homes experts, whose service covers all stages of the development process from site acquisition, feasibility through to the disposal of land. In addition we provide tailor-made sales and marketing solutions on behalf of our growing portfolio of clients. We also specialise in, volume, Shared Ownership and Part Exchange, via our dedicated ‘Hubs’ and are able to offer new homes mortgage solutions via RSC and Mortgages First.
We work closely with local authorities, housing associations and developers, across the UK, to help them deliver their strategic objectives for 2022 & beyond. Let us help you.
BEST SMALL/MEDIUM DEVELOPMENT
Sponsored by Shared Direction Conveyancing
Shared Direction Conveyancing is the only law firm in the UK dedicated solely to acting for purchasers of new build shared ownership properties.
Formerly the new build shared ownership department of Direction Law, which was one of the largest specialist affordable housing solicitors in the country, and acted for more new build shared ownership purchasers than any other firm in the country.
As a stand-alone niche firm, we continue to work closely with over 90 housing associations and specialist agents who refer our services.
If you are buying a new build shared ownership property, Shared Direction Conveyancing are your ideal choice of law firm to share your journey into homeownership, as we have the experience and expertise to guide you through the process as quickly and simply as possible.
BEST FIRST TIME BUYER APARTMENT
Sponsored by Redloft
Red Loft is a bespoke housing consultancy, specialising in development and regeneration services for Registered Providers (RPs), ALMOs, housing charities, local authorities and private developers.
Established in 2002, the highly experienced 50-strong team delivers a uniquely wide variety of services to an impressive list of clients – including L&Q, Peabody, Southern Housing New Homes and numerous local authorities and London boroughs, as well as smaller RPs and bespoke housing and charitable organisations.
With the capacity to take on a remarkable range of projects; from site finding to development programming, financial viability assessments, right through to project management, sales, lettings, marketing and interim staffing, the agency offers a one-stop service for housing associations, local authorities and developers. Where required, long and short-term interim placements within RPs are offered at all levels, with placements tailored to suit the needs and budget of the client, as well as consultancy and agency services.
BEST FIRST TIME BUYER FAMILY HOME
Sponsored by Faust PR
Faust PR are an award-winning boutique PR agency – a dynamic, young, creative team who know the property industry inside out. We deliver events, PR stunts, influencer partnerships, community engagement and crisis management, alongside daily press office functions such as press relations, copywriting, social media strategy, and writing winning award entries (with a 90% shortlisting rate).
Our clients range from top end developers and masterplanners to volume house builders, housing associations and estate agents. Past projects include bringing a world famous interactive public artwork to the banks of the River Thames, and hosting a bespoke seven-course supper club for national press and influencers.
BEST ECO-AWARE PROJECT
Sponsored by Pennington's Manches Cooper
Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm and is recognised as a top-class provider of legal advice to the social housing sector.
We establish dedicated, long-term relationships with clients which result in an innovative and commercially aware service. Our award-winning team is valued for its commitment to high standards of customer care. We recognise that our clients’ market is constantly shifting and faces regular overhauls as the Government tries to deliver much needed new housing. We are used to advising our clients on emerging polices; changes in the planning laws; the launch of new funding initiatives and the reversal of priorities in tenure from homeownership to affordable rent and back again.