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housing associations

Our Commercial Property team is experienced in advising housing associations on a wide variety of property issues, including site assembly, compulsory purchase, procurement of section 106 agreements, planning applications, placement of construction contracts, negotiation of partnering, joint venture agreements, lettings, plot sales, estate management.

We also understand that, for most affordable housing providers, budgets are tight – so we pride ourselves on offering you fast, cost effective and concise advice.

To make an appointment to see one of our Property Solicitors, Darren Millis, Richard Willis, or Sakshi Gupta, please call on 01908 692769 or contact us.

What our client’s say:

“Jephson Housing Association Group has received an excellent service from Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors for a new development.
‘’We are finding that we are using a broader range of their services as it is apparent they offer such a wide range of expertise.”
Adrian Sinha, Jephson Homes Housing Association

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The Legal 500:  “Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors LLP’s commercial property team is well versed in the areas of construction, property investments, planning and property disputes. Its clients include housing associations and occupiers (landlords and tenants). The practice is headed up by Darren Millis and Richard Willis.”

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The Commercial Property Team

  • Darren Millis Partner
    Commercial Property 01908 689319
    Darren has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with commercial property work.  Darren has concentrated in the last few years on the more complicated land acquisition and development work including:


  • Richard Willis Partner
    Commercial Property 01908 689315
    Richard specialises in Property Law, representing clients from small family businesses to large PLC’s’ He also acts for local Councils, Parish Councils, landowners, investors, developers, lenders, Housing Associations and Charities. 


  • David Barton Consultant
    Commercial Property 01908 689395
    David Barton joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in 2014 along with his planning and property development team from Williams & Company in Ampthill. David is widely known for his expertise in helping farmers, landowners and property developers grow houses on their land.  David now assists the team as a Consultant.


  • Sakshi Gupta Solicitor
    Commercial Property 01908 689380
    Sakshi is a Solicitor in the Commercial Property team. Sakshi has experience working with individuals, builders, investors and financial institutions.


  • Emma Sidney Licensed Conveyancer
    Residential Property 01908 689351
    A graduate of Northampton University, Emma qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2005. She joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors three years later and deals with the lease, sale and purchase of commercial property and residential, as well as representing several national charity organisations.


  • Georgina Page Chartered Legal Executive
    Commercial Property 01908 689361
    Georgina joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in October 2014 from Williams & Company in Ampthill.  Georgina completed the Legal Practice Course at Sheffield University after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a 2:1 in Law (LLB) and qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2020.


  • Carly Bayford Transaction Assistant
    Commercial Property 01908 689314
    Carly is currently completing her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law, and joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in November 2019, after some time living overseas in Africa and Australia.