Susan has specialised in social housing and regeneration law since joining the firm in 1998 and has been involved in a wide range of transactions for clients. She has a particular focus on housing management and leads the low cost home ownership unit within the team, in addition to dealing with conveyancing for development sites and refinance transactions.
Susan has been involved with numerous large scale stock transfers, mixed tenure development transactions, regeneration projects and a large number of development site acquisitions for social landlords.
She has also been involved in a significant number of large volume refinances on behalf of clients. She regularly presents at conferences on a wide range of topics within the social housing sector, was a member of the Scottish government's sounding board for the evaluation of the Mortgage To Rent Scheme and is a committee member of Ore Valley Housing Association Ltd.
Involved in Dunedin Canmore Housing Association's large scale regeneration project in Edinburgh with a value in excess of £50 million including on-going involvement with sign up of significant number of owner-occupiers.
Acted for various registered social landlord clients in property acquisitions under the Mortgage to Rent scheme.
Acted for Hillcrest Housing Association in disposal of numerous properties under Scottish Government Shared Equity scheme.
Advised on property aspects of funding arrangements with The Housing Finance Corporation and wider refinance for clients on a syndicated basis with a total value in excess of £150 million.
Currently advising clients on the impact of the Property Factors legislation.
Susan enjoys Pilates, cycling, crafts, music, tap dancing and gardening. She also enjoys eating out with friends.
“Susan McDonald is recommended”
Legal 500 2014