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17 November 2020 | Podcasts | Article by Richard Macphail

HJ Talks About Social Housing Podcast | 5 top tips for landlords in defending disrepair claims

HJ Talks About Social Housing Podcast | 5 top tips for landlords in defending disrepair claims

With the mounting numbers of disrepair claims against social landlords, housing associations and local authorities are keen to make sure that matters can be resolved as efficiently and cost effectively as possible to keep tenants safe and well. However, what can you do when an aggrieved tenant refuses access to make the relevant repair?

In this podcast, Michaela Smeaton and Eleanor Walters, Solicitors in the Housing Management team discuss the Housing Disrepair Protocol, key clauses from tenancy agreements as well as practical tips to ensure your evidence demonstrates reasonable endeavours to fix the problem.

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Richard is a Partner in our Commercial Property team based in London. Richard has a broad general commercial property experience including advising on landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals, estate management work and secured lending on behalf of lenders. Richard also specialises in acting for both landowners and mineral and aggregates operating companies on the management and extraction of mineral deposits.
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