Perrin Myddelton are proud to have retained our Tier 1 in Social Housing in the South East.
Our Band 1 Ranked Individuals include Frederick PerrinSanjeev Shah and Simon Braun.

Associates to watch are Adele Scrivens and Jonathan Jennings

Further details can be found on the Legal 500 site here.

The social housing department at Harpenden-based firm Perrin Myddleton provides expertise in development site acquisitions, shared ownership sales and dispute resolution. The firm is a ‘go-to’ for many housing associations who have been assisted in setting up subsidiaries, special purpose vehicles and shared ownership disposals. Joint practice head Fred Perrin has over 40 years’ experience in social housing development acquisitions alongside Sanjeev Shah, who is experienced in all aspects of land purchase, site assembly and acquisition and development funding. Simon Braun is the name to note for anti-social behaviour work.

Practice head(s):

Fred PerrinSanjeev ShahSimon Braun

Other key lawyers:

Paul Dutch


They provide a personal service with a team of very professional and experienced staff. They are knowledgeable in all areas of housing delivery and provide a high level of service throughout. Communication throughout any project is excellent and they understand the needs of the business and what we need to achieve. All staff are friendly, approachable and able to talk through complex legal issues in a way which is easy to understand and removes the jargon.

This practice is unique because of the personal attention all of the solicitors give. All solicitors at this practice pick up their phones to not only discuss any problems, but they also answer their phones and call you back. They are efficient in all of their responses – his practice is the only legal practice I have worked with where I have never felt frustrated and feel that they provide an excellent customer experience. The customer matters to Perrins.

They are all client focused – the customer service is second to none and they do not write unnecessary letters or emails to push the cost up.

Key clients

Accent Housing

B3 Living

Grand Union Housing Group

Longhurst Group

Luton Community Housing Trust Limited trading as Squared

Origin Housing

Settle Group

Storey Properties

Thrive Homes

Watford Community Housing Trust

Work highlights

  • Advised GUHG on a circa £21m development of a  93-unit extra care housing scheme for the over 55s.
  • Advised B3 Living on the redevelopment of 74 semi derelict garage sites to be developed for 100% additional affordable social housing, within a very tight deadline in order to access grant funding.
  • Advising a registered provider in respect of public sector equality duty (as set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010) where the Equality and Human Rights commission is intervening in the case