Housing management

Our team provides a flexible service which can be tailored to your needs, allowing your cases to be dealt with as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

We currently provide expert practical legal advice to Registered Social Landlords (RSL) and Local Authority clients. We provide specialist assistance to social landlords in all aspects of tenancy enforcement and dealing with issues of nuisance behaviour and/or criminal activity within their estates and communities. We are also able to provide specialist advice and assistance in relation to all aspects of housing management, to include succession, defending disrepair claims, homelessness and allocations. Please also refer to the more substantive list of services below.

We offer a wide range of training courses specifically designed to be informative as well as practical in order to maximise our clients’ in-house expertise and management capabilities.

To keep up to date with the latest in housing management, please contact us to subscribe to our monthly housing law bulletin or receive invitations to upcoming events.


Expertise

Our expertise includes:

  • Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 – advising on all remedies available, including:
    • Closure Power, Community Protection Notice and Public Spaces Protection Order
  • abandonment;
  • applications to suspend the right to buy;
  • civil injunctions, without notice/on short notice
  • committals for breach of injunctions;
  • complex cases involving ECHR;
  • contested/disputed succession claims;
  • dealing with tenant’s death;
  • defending housing disrepair cases;
  • demotion applications;
  • drafting warning letter and notice;
  • effective early intervention;
  • housing law and Mental Capacity Act 2005;
  • housing law and the Equality Act 2010;
  • managing S.209 agreements;
  • mandatory ground/s for possession;
  • possession claims;
  • public sector equality duty;
  • social housing tenancy fraud;
  • training for Housing Officers in court;
  • trespass;
  • unauthorised improvements/adaptions; and
  • unauthorised sub-letting.

Recent experience

Recent experience for the team includes:

  • secured ex parte injunctions against multiple defendants in one action;
  • secured multiple custodial sentences following breaches of anti-social behaviour injunctions;
  • successfully securing an outright possession order against a tenant with the full protection of the Equality Act 2010;
  • working closely with The Official Solicitor to resolve issues involving tenants who lack capacity;
  • securing numerous emergency injunctions with powers of arrest and immediate exclusion provisions under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014;
  • serving notices seeking possession relying upon the new mandatory ground for possession;
  • training Housing Associations to maximise their in-house expertise and management capabilities; and
  • acting to suspend the right to buy following complaints of serious anti-social behaviour.

Testimonials

The work has been absolutely brilliant, even on some complex, long-standing cases. They have a lot of expertise around housing law.
Chambers 2016



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Cardiff
Hodge House
114 - 116 St. Mary Street
Cardiff, CF10 1DY
Tel: 029 2022 4871
Fax: 029 2038 8222


London
Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London, EC4Y 0DA
Tel: 020 7936 3453
Fax: 020 3053 8562


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