"Working with Louise provides confidence and assurance in dealings. Her strength is her extensive knowledge of social housing and all matters relating to property."
Louise is an experienced commercial property lawyer based in our Cardiff office acting for many of the firm’s commercial clients.
Main areas of practice
Louise’s work includes acting for Housing Associations in the acquisition, disposal and refinancing of properties where she has evolved a strong reputation as a trusted advisor. Louise has developed an expertise in acting for tenants in the management of a portfolio of retail properties as well as in dealings with public houses. She acts regularly for an acquisitive PLC in the purchase of companies with key property components and represents companies in the health care sector involved in the acquisition and development of portfolios of new medical centres for GP’s.
Louise has provided advice and assistance to developers bringing forward large sites for development and is expert in the many dimensions of commercial property transactions and land based legal issues.
Louise qualified as a solicitor in 2002.
- Acting on behalf of RSL clients in refinancing and new finance facilities involving large portfolios of properties
- Advising on the acquisition and disposal of properties including negotiation of conditional contracts, options and sectional agreements such as Section 106, 104 and 38 Agreements
- Providing advice and assistance in acquiring large sites for development
- Drafting and negotiating commercial leases for both private-sector clients and RSLs
Louise Howells attracts praise for her social housing practice, which is focused on development and regeneration projects. Clients say that "she is approachable, knowledgeable, and has a good eye for detail."
Outstanding ...skilful and knowledgeable advice within the social housing sector and handles real estate work for a slew of housing associations. Very experienced at social housing work.
“She is a tenacious lawyer.”