Legal Services for Social Housing
We are the only firm that has grown alongside the social housing movement in Scotland; we have gained 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 6 lawyers ranked in Chambers and 5 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 Law and the Residential Tenancy Law Specialist Accreditation Panel. Jim and Claire Mullen, Associate, are accredited specialists in Housing Law 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:
- Contracts and procurement
- Debt recovery
- Employment law
- Factoring and property management
- Freedom of Information
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Governance and legal structures
- Low cost home ownership
- Property and development
- Tenancy advice and Tenant evictions
We lead frequent training sessions for board and committee members, and staff, on key areas of changes in 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 -