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Charlotte D'Avola, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Social housing


Charlotte is a commercial property lawyer with particular expertise in social housing. She has acted for range of banks and borrowers on finance work and specialises in large-scale security work for registered providers.

She has extensive experience in dealing with complex residential and mixed-use development and regeneration projects. She also regularly deals with option agreements, collaboration and joint ventures, stock transfer and rationalisation projects, planning, infrastructure and ancillary agreements.

Charlotte is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Women in Social Housing. Chambers UK 2014 describes her as: ‘A very experienced solicitor who gives good advice – you can trust her judgment’.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a registered provider on the acquisition of part of a major development area including dealing with a land and build contract and variations to a complex section 106 agreement.
  • Advising a well-known public company on the intra-group transfer of a portfolio of property assets as part of a group re-organisation.
  • Assisting a registered provider to secure a multi-tranche residential portfolio to a security trustee in connection with a syndicated loan facility.
  • Leading a team assisting a client with a group-wide review of its property holdings to identify development opportunities.
  • Acting for a bank on a number of financings to a range of individual and corporate borrowers.

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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