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Making a splash - how to succeed with shared ownership

Learn from the best in the business and pick up the latest tips from the experts at our one-day master classes in July.

With the full support of government and its increasing popularity with first-time buyers, shared ownership is becoming a popular tenure for new development by affordable housing providers. But making it work is easier said than done.

So if you are thinking of “dipping your toes” into shared ownership, new to it or looking to refresh your approach this is the workshop for you.

Chaired by HQN's shared ownership experts Helen Muir (Manchester) and Jackie Dickins (London), our events will guide you through the process – from the initial concept and design right through to sorting out the day to day management arrangements.

Sessions will include:

  • How to work effectively with developers on mixed tenure schemes. The importance of getting the numbers right.
  • Establishing sound relationships – head lessee, freeholder and/or managing agents
  • Calculating the service charge correctly from the out-set
  • Setting the management fee on mixed tenure schemes
  • Sorting out S106 arrangements
  • Sales process – the latest good practice
  • Setting up the management processes – re-sales of the part equity, stair casing, dealing with approvals to improve/alterations
  • Day to day management – the pros and cons of leasehold/homeownership specialists or housing officers
  • When things to wrong – examples of the common pitfalls and solutions.

Confirmed speakers:


  • Chair - Helen Muir, HQN associate
  • Peter Bojar, Executive Director Growth and Assets, Great Places Housing Group
  • Suzanne Benson, Partner - Real Estate and Shared Ownership lead, Trowers & Hamlins.


  • Chair - Jackie Dickins, HQN associate
  • Suzanne Benson, Partner - Real Estate and Shared Ownership lead, Trowers & Hamlins.

Who should attend?

This seminar is essential for staff at all levels within:

  • Home ownership
  • Leasehold management
  • Sales
  • Development
  • Housing management delivering services for leaseholders
  • Income management with a focus on leasehold
  • Service charge administration
  • Resources and business management
  • Finance.

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