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Development Focused Risk
SFHA Offices

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Tue, 23 Apr from
10:00 to 12:30 (BST)


SFHA Offices
3rd Floor, Sutherland House, 149 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NW


From £99

About the Training

Developing quality affordable homes to meet housing need has always been at the heart of what housing associations do. The Scottish Government’s 50,000 homes programme and an uplift in the HAG benchmark has encouraged many associations to get back into the development of new homes, while others have significantly increased their new build programmes.

While this is positive news for the sector, development is a complex and inherently risky business as highlighted by the SHR’s Development Thematic Study.  This is particularly true at a time when there is a major acceleration in the affordable housing supply programme following a period when reduced grant levels led many associations to stop developing new homes. 


This training session will look at some of the main risks associated and ask how can an association’s staff team and its board mitigate those risks

Mitigating Risks

  • Understanding risk and how to mitigate it

  • Land and title investigation and due diligence

  • The missives

  • Skills and experience of staff team, board and consultants/advisers

  • Procurement

  • Building contract terms including use of warranties and indemnities

Date & Venue

The training takes place on 23 April 2019 at the SFHA office in Glasgow city centre. Refreshments will be available from 9.30am with the training commencing at 10am and concluding at 12.30pm. 

Costs & How to Book

The delegate fee is £99 for SFHA Members which includes attendance, course materials and refreshments. Limited non members places are available at a cost of £119.


Member Price £99

Non-member Price £119

Development Focused Risk at SFHA Offices

3rd Floor, Sutherland House, 149 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NW


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Lauren Little
TC Young

Lauren is a partner at TC Young Solicitors and acts predominantly for RSL clients in a variety of areas.

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She represents  RSL clients in relation to finance agreements with all of the major lenders to the sector, negotiating terms, delivering conditions precedent and reporting to committees. She also regularly drafts and negotiates the terms of contracts for supplies, goods and services, and advises on governance matters for RSLs and their subsidiaries. Leading on procurement issues, she advises on the interpretation of the procurement regulations as they relate to the specific contract requirements within the RSL sector. Lauren also negotiates the terms of construction contracts and professional team appointments. 

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Alison Brynes
TC Young

Alison heads the Glasgow Property Team. She has a firm understanding of the complex range of legal issues and challenges that affect Registered Social Landlords in respect of property and development matters.

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Alison deals with complicated site acquisitions, site assembly, commercial and residential leasing, title issues, property management, development agreements, security agreements, property sales and care and support contracts.

She is also highlighted in Chambers Legal Guide as a notable  practitioner in social housing in Scotland.

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