Social housing is a national priority and solutions are being brought forth on several fronts to meet the demand.
Government initiatives and legislation in the areas of planning, tax and increased public funding allocation have sought to boost supply, but there is a long way to go.
In addition to increased activity by local authorities, much needed investment interest is developing within the private sector. New legal mechanisms and structures are emerging for the delivery of social housing including:
The Housing Agency, in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG), has been at the forefront in developing solutions to address the social housing crisis such as:
We are experienced in advising participants in the Irish real estate market and our clients include investors, property developers, financial institutions, charities and housing agencies.
Our lawyers have sector-specific knowledge and give clear and strategic legal advice on all aspects of social housing development of real estate – from the establishment of property investment vehicles and property acquisition, through to financing structures, onward leasing and other occupational arrangements.
We bring together the requisite interdisciplinary legal support for social capital investment projects across our relevant departments:
The nature of social housing development and investment requires bespoke legal advice.
We can help you navigate through the legal nuances of an investment project in the context of the Government initiatives and legislation designed to boost social housing supply.