Legal Services for Social Housing

We are the only firm that has grown alongside the social housing movement in Scotland: we have an unparalleled understanding of the sector and its challenges. We represent over two-thirds of housing organisations in Scotland. Our experience gives us a distinct advantage - working in partnership with key housing providers and community regeneration organisations.

Chambers and Legal 500 have ranked TC Young in the top band for Social Housing in Scotland since 2001. We are the only firm which has 7 lawyers ranked in Chambers and 4 of our lawyers are highlighted in Legal 500.  Andrew Cowan and Len Freedman are the only lawyers who are in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

Jim Bauld, Partner, is convenor of the Law Society of Scotland’s Housing and the Residential Tenancy Law Specialist Accreditation Panel. Jim, Alastair McKendrick, Partner, and Claire Mullen, Associate, are accredited specialists in Housing and the Residential Tenancy Law

Our firm has gathered together an experienced team specialising in the delivery of legal services to the Scottish housing sector. Every member of our team has extensive expertise in working for Registered Social Landlords and a deep understanding of the particular requirements of the sector.

Legal services to the Housing Sector

We provide legal advice in the following areas:


We frequently lead training sessions for board and committee members, and staff, on key areas of the law as it affects them, alongside areas where clients request bespoke training. For more information on the training sessions we offer, please contact Kirsty Nairn -