Jennifer has over 15 years experience of acting mainly for national, regional and LSVT Registered Providers but she also acts for public sector clients including Local Authorities, and NHS Trusts and for non-public sector clients including, housebuilders, charities and residential investment clients.

Jennifer leads a cross-departmental team, providing the full spectrum of advice including advising on the viability of development sites for residential and mixed use, full due diligence and negotiation of conditional contracts and development agreements, provision of reports on title, advising on affordable housing planning obligations, negotiation of nominations agreement, release of mines and mineral rights,  construction advice and advising on some significant environmental issues. Her work also covers stock swaps, business leases, tenancies, landlord and tenant issues, estate set-ups, social housing products, nominations agreements, planning agreements and various ancillary documentation and general property management.

Her significant experience means she has a thorough knowledge of the regulatory and Capital Funding Guide requirements required to properly advise Registered Providers in relation to all real estate and ancillary transactions.

Jennifer specialises in large scale portfolio transactions including large scale voluntary stock transfers, securitisations and stock rationalisations and has extensive experience of the organisational requirements of large scale property transactions, the processes and timescales involved and the issues and queries that arise in such transactions. Her work in securitisations for Registered Providers means she is aware of the issues that are of concern to funders of affordable housing stock and those matters which could affect the valuation of residential and commercial properties.

Experience

Examples of experience include advising:

  • Karbon Homes Limited in relation to their ongoing development programme including acquisition of numerous sites for development by the Registered Provider from local authorities and private landowners and acquisition of units at golden brick and PC from house builders including Bellway, Persimmon, Miller Homes and Keepmoat Homes fulfilling their section 106 obligations. 
  • Places for People Homes Limited in relation to their ongoing development programme including acquisition of numerous sites for development including the Walker Riverside regeneration scheme and the acquisition of units at golden brick and PC from house builders such as Keepmoat Homes including the acquisition of 229 PRS and affordable units at Carr Lode Doncaster and portfolios in West Yorkshire and the East and South East.
  • BDW Trading in relation to the sale of affordable housing units to Registered Providers in the Yorkshire region.
  • Accent Group in relation to the transfer of over 200 multi tenure units in 4 separate locations to Riverside Group including preparing and negotiating contract and transfer documentation, co-ordinating the due diligence process and advising on tenancy issues, warranties and disclosures and Accent's ongoing development programme including sites for Accent's own development and acquisitions from housebuilders.

Jennifer Robinson has long been regarded as a key member of our development team and has helped secure a significant number of sites, a large proportion of these have been difficult and protracted purchases, but Jennifer’s particular attention to detail, ability to explain complex legal problems in simple way, to remain calm and work effectively under pressure has allowed Karbon to grow substantially over the last few years. Our development target is between 500 and 600 units a year and Jennifer will play a key part  in that delivery. It must also be said her professionalism and ability to help me coach junior members of staff through complex deals has really helped build the capacity within our development department. She is always positive, helpful and pragmatic, she always gets the deal done on the most beneficial term to Karbon.  I regard Jennifer as a key asset in our team.

Lea Smith - Development Manager, Karbon Homes

Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of registered providers and the challenges that they face in delivering affordable housing. Her wealth of experience in the sector means that she is able to provide a clear and concise documentary that enables us to assess opportunities and understand the risks associated with the complex legal development transactions we are undertaking. Her work ethic and response to client requirements is exemplary, and she is a very important part of our project team in getting deals done!

Nilam Buchanan - Head of Development, Places for People Homes