Chris Carr

Senior Associate
Contact details

023 8085 7467

As the Head of our New Homes sales team, Chris oversees the firm’s sales offerings to our Developer clients.

Main areas of practice

Chris acts for house builders of all sizes across the country, primarily in the South, Thames Valley and London regions.  Chris assists the team with the more complex aspects of client’s sites, dealing with the disposal of affordable housing to Registered Providers, coordinating the site infrastructure and management.

Chris has spent many years working for Registered Providers of Social Housing and still acts for several providers in the acquisition and disposal of housing stock.

Significant experience

  • Leaseholds: Chris has spent many years working with leases and has a great deal of experience in lease drafting and construction.  He advises clients on lease terms, service charge setting and keeping up with current legal thinking and opinion on lease interpretation.
  • Shared ownership: Chris is a recognised expert in shared ownership leases with over 15 years of practice in the area.
  • Right to Buy/Acquire: Chris has expertise in Right to Buy and Right to Acquire (both statutory and contractual), in advising registered providers on the legislative background, rules and regulations.
  • Site Construction: Chris’ primary role is to provide our clients with a top level overview of their sites coordinating the many different issues that can be experienced during sales.  Once a site is acquired he can provide clients with a single point of contact to ensure all elements are dealt with.

Other expertise

Chris also has experience in extra care arrangements, personal insolvency, commercial leases and charging.

Expertise

Contact details

023 8085 7467

Insights by Chris


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28 June - Chris Carr

This year the Manchester Housing Conference saw the Housing Minister appear before the delegates to explain the Government's proposed changes to the leasehold housing market following the response to the...

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29 September - Chris Carr

The clock is ticking and time is running down for Housing Associations to decide whether to accept, voluntarily, the Right to Buy extension or allow it to be imposed upon...

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15 May - Chris Carr

The Homes and Communities Agency have announced an update to the model form of Shared Ownership Lease. The update is to correct an error in the formula used to calculate the rent...

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