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Anita Rasaratnam, Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Social housing


Anita is an associate in the social housing team based in London. She works with a wide range of housing associations and charities, assisting them with development and regeneration projects. 

Typical examples of her work include carrying out due diligence for site acquisitions including joint ventures with private developers, negotiating and reporting on acquisitions and disposals of sites with associated overage and clawback provisions and advising on land agreements, development agreements and transfers/leases. 

Anita joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2016.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting on two large stock acquisitions from another housing association with an aggregate value of £20 million.
  • Drafting and negotiating utility easements for housing associations.
  • Acting for a housing association on a land acquisition valued at £3 million, including advising on rights to light issues and obtaining insurance.
  • Providing guidance on the use of photo-voltaic panels and related maintenance obligations.

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