Forbes Solicitors has boosted its specialist Housing and Regeneration Team with the appointment of Senior Solicitor Jennifer Hankinson from the Progress Housing Group.
Jennifer specialises in housing and regeneration property law and has worked as an in-house lawyer for the registered provider for almost five years before joining Forbes’ Preston office.
Prior to her qualification as a solicitor she also worked in the private sector bringing a wider commercial expertise.
She is experienced in a wide variety of property work in the housing and regeneration sector and has particular expertise in sales of land, acquisitions, site acquisitions, s106 Agreements (and variations), licence for works, golden brick acquisitions, development agreements, easements, utility agreements (s104, s185, s38, s278), and leases (commercial and supported living).
She also specialises in surrender of leases, management agreements (specialising in supported living in particular), open market sales, shared ownership plot sales, assignments, staircasing, boundary and title issues, housing management queries, historic rectification work, bulk securitisation due diligence preparation and co-ordination.
As part of Jennifer’s in-house role as a property law specialist she also provided input and assistance to the registered provider in terms of policies, procedures, financial appraisal, asset details and review of commercial contracts and she established and managed an external legal panel of solicitors.
Jennifer said: “The Forbes Housing and Regeneration Team has a great reputation within the sector and I am excited to be taking up this challenge and progressing my career.”
Lucy Worrall Head of Housing & Regeneration (Property) of Forbes Solicitors said: “Jennifer has a wealth of expertise and experience to bring to the role and we are delighted to welcome her as part of our growing Housing and Regeneration team.”
The Forbes Housing and Regeneration Group provides a specialist comprehensive legal service to the Housing sector nationally.
It has a large team of more than 35 specialist lawyers and staff working with more than 90 registered providers and local authorities in England and Wales.
Forbes is one of the leading law firms in the North with 320 staff including 39 partners and nine offices in include Blackburn (three), Accrington, Central Lancashire, Preston, Chorley, Leeds and Manchester
" Jennifer has a wealth of expertise and experience to bring to the role and we are delighted to welcome her as part of our growing Housing and Regeneration team."
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