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Housing with Care

Our specialist team of solicitors provide legal support for those within the housing sector where care is provided. This includes all types of supported living housing and specialised supported housing.

Meet the team

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Working together to achieve the best outcome

Supported living and specialist supported housing (or ‘SSH’) is a type of social housing provided to vulnerable adults with special needs, including learning and physical disabilities, mental health problems, drug and alcohol addictions and those at risk of homelessness. SSH enables tenants to live independently within the community, while receiving a level of care which is similar to that provided in a care home.

The SSH sector has become a widely recognised investment class within a relatively short space of time and our team of experts have been front and centre of this space since its induction having advised on hundreds of schemes with values of up to £100m.

Who we work with

There are various requirements in order to qualify as SSH and our Real Estate Healthcare team work regularly with registered providers, housing providers, developers, investors, care providers and consultants.

We are experts in this heavily-regulated area, advising clients on development projects, both single property and portfolio acquisitions, and disposals and commercial lease arrangements – including service level agreements – of properties within the supported living space.

Our team also work with developers, investors and housing providers who ensure the homeless community and to those who require temporary and emergency accommodation are cared for.

Our experience

Our clients benefit from our wealth of experience in real estate and healthcare and from the diverse collective expertise of our wider team. As part of a full-service law firm, we provide legal support across the corporate and commercial, governance and regulatory, planning, construction and property litigation fields, along with employment and immigration advice.

Our experience means we know the relationship between the parties in a transaction – and how they can work together to achieve the best outcome. Our extensive knowledge of the market means we anticipate your needs and work quickly; making your transaction low-risk and swift.

If SSH, Homeless Housing or Temporary and Emergency Accommodation are spaces that you work in or are looking to enter our team of experts would be delighted to support you.

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Recognition of our work

Hear what our clients say about us

We have a strong relationship with HCR and have welcomed the opportunity to broaden our portfolio, supporting more people with a home for life.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

A hands-on team, offering concise and commercial advice that is appropriate for the circumstances. Well-established client relationships with a reputation for offering a personal service at reasonable cost.

Client quote, Legal 500 2024 Supported living and specialist supported housing

We have worked with the HCR team a good deal and have always found them extremely responsive and professional – this acquisition was no exception and we are looking forward to being able to extend our care provision and supplement existing services to residents and users.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

The team at HCR have been close partners of Alina Homecare as we have grown from start up to become a multi-branch care organisation. They have provided timely, practical legal advice which has facilitated our strong growth over the last five years.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

Thank you so, so much to you and the team for completing this acquisition for us. It’s been such a surreal day and we really cannot thank you enough.

You have all truly made our dreams come true and we really cannot wait to work with you all again on the next project when that time comes. I have learned so much from you all, and it has put me in good stead going forward. We really could not have wished for a better solicitor team to have on our side.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

One CIC are grateful for the diligent and responsive approach taken by Syed Alam and the HCR Real Estate Healthcare team to ensure this assignment was handled in an efficient and timely manner.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

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