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Consortium with 250,000 homes under management to set up legal panel

The South East Consortium, an efficiency savings membership organisation for social housing providers, local authorities, education and health related organisations, is to procure a new legal services framework agreement.

Members of SEC, who include a number of councils as well as housing associations, collectively manage more than 250,000 properties.

SEC said it intended “to appoint suitable qualified legal services providers to provide a responsive and comprehensive legal advisory and management service.

“The types of legal activity required will include advice and guidance on relevant law, drafting, negotiation and review of legal documents, advice and assistance on structuring of commercial transactions, advice and assistance on funding issues, compliance with relevant government policy and guidance, construction of contracts, licences and other legal documents, legal risk management, training as required.”

The framework will be divided into the following lots:

  1. High value non contentious work
  2. High value contentious work
  3. Housing and Asset Management
  4. Property
  5. Development
  6. Property Sales
  7. Corporate governance and finance
  8. Employment Advice

The contract is expected to last four years.

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