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Portrait of Greig Richards
Areas of expertise: Social housing


Greig is an associate in the social housing team in Basingstoke.

He acts on behalf of a number of leading registered providers and deals with a wide range of commercial property and planning work, including landlord and tenant related matters, secured lending and planning and development work.

After training with a local authority in Hampshire until qualification in August 2016, Greig moved to a leading regional practice as a commercial property and planning solicitor where he gained experience in acting on behalf of a range of clients including local authorities, national developers, utility companies and private individuals. He joined Penningtons Manches in 2018.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for several registered providers on the large-scale refinancing of their property portfolios.
  • Advising a registered provider on the disposal of 130 market rent and social housing dwellings to a private equity investor.
  • Drafting and negotiating a section 106 agreement for a large-scale development in Dorset, including open space, SANG and affordable housing obligations.
  • Reviewing, negotiating and advising clients on option agreements and deeds of grant in connection with a utility company’s right to install underground cabling.

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