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Sheila Whitton Sheila Whitton
Senior Consultant Solicitor of Housing and Regeneration

Sheila is a specialist in the housing and regeneration sector with over 20 years of experience in the sector, being regularly recommended in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories. Sheila has experience of dealing with all aspects of property work for clients including registered providers, housing action trusts and local authorities.

Her expertise covers site assembly and site acquisitions involving a range of different deals, from joint ventures and golden brick arrangements to straightforward land acquisitions and s106 scheme plot acquisitions, including multi-party development agreements both for social rent and shared ownership schemes.

She is also involved in complex regeneration schemes and large scale development for social rent, shared ownership, outright sale and shared equity schemes, grant funding agreements, infrastructure agreements, as well as drafting and negotiating s106 and nomination agreements. She also has experience in stock transfers and large scale securitisation and refinancing transactions.

Sheila deals with the scheme set ups for outright sales and shared ownership plot disposals, including leasehold schemes for the elderly, general needs shared ownership and rural exception schemes, while managing RTB/RTA, shared ownership and plot disposal teams.

Writing on Shelia’s track record, Chambers & Partners said:   “She’s really devoted to this sector”, while a contributing client commented:  “I know I can rely on her”.

Kristel McGivern from Equity Housing Group Limited has commented: “I have had the pleasure of working with Sheila for a number of years when she acted on Equity Housing Group’s behalf as legal representative on a number of projects, including land and building acquisitions, S106 and adoption agreements, complex development contracts and shared ownership leasehold sales. Sheila is an extremely thorough and competent professional, very approachable, responsive and always offered straightforward and clear advice. Sheila is an expert in her field and certainly gets my full recommendation.”

Chris Munby from Stockport Homes Limited also said:  “Sheila demonstrates in depth understanding of the pressures of the affordable housing sector, provides comprehensive advice and is a pleasure to work with.”


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