By Jack Kelly, Daniel Leather, Ashley Mitchell

To meet affordable housing requirements in planning or development agreements with local authorities, developers turn to housing associations. In this article we set out some key points for developers to consider when contracting with housing associations.

One of the biggest challenges facing the government is increasing the supply of housing, particularly affordable housing. House price rises may have slowed since the Brexit referendum but housing continues to be unaffordable to a significant proportion of the population. All the major political parties have identified housing as one of the key concerns of voters. The prospect of another general election soon after Brexit means that housing policy will stay on the top of the UK agenda.