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Areas of expertise: Housing


Adam is a senior associate in the Basingstoke housing team. He joined the team in August 2022 and acts for registered providers, local authorities and private developers.

With a wealth of experience in shared ownership and new build conveyancing, Adam has particular expertise in preparing new build developments for sale. Having spent a number of years seconded in-house managing the conveyancing operations of registered providers and developers on behalf of another leading UK law firm, he has a unique insight and understanding of how they operate. This enables Adam to provide practical advice from the legal set up of a new development for sale through to completion, and for a variety of ad-hoc day to day issues his clients may face. 

He specialises in new development site set ups for both shared ownership and private sale, and all aspects of registered providers and developers’ ongoing conveyancing requirements, including staircasing, bulk sales, stock sales, Right to Buy/Acquire, social homebuy, buy backs, auctions and the various home ownership initiatives which may exist from time to time (such as Help to Buy).

Adam has vast experience in residential conveyancing and in his earlier career managed the residential conveyancing department of a regional law firm.

Recent work highlights

  • Advised a major London housing association on various aspects of a large regeneration project.
  • Attended domestic and overseas sales exhibitions.
  • Awarded the Editor’s Special Award by First Time Buyer’s Magazine for ‘Services to the Industry’ in 2021.
  • Provided legal training to a number of housing associations on the terms of the new form of shared ownership lease (AHP 2021-2026).

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