Property & Housing Lawyers
Our Property Law team act for sellers and purchasers, landlords (both private and Local Authorities), tenants, and occupiers as well as beneficiaries across a range of property and housing law transactions and disputes.
Because our property law team act for both landlords and tenants, our clients benefit from our experience of both bringing and defending claims and applications.
Our services and work in this area cover(s):
- Commercial conveyancing
- Commercial lease renewals
- Commercial possession proceedings
- Environmental Protection Act 1990 statutory nuisance prosecutions
- Private nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher disputes
- Service charge and administration charge disputes
Our housing lawyers represent both private landlords as well as local authority, social housing and private tenants in residential possession proceedings in the County Court across the full range of grounds for possession, including rent arrears; anti-social behaviour; illegal subletting; succession disputes and allegations of failing to use a property as a main or principal home.
Our housing lawyers also represent home owners in mortgage possession proceedings and in defending orders for the sale of their home.
As well as the above, we are specialists in unlawful eviction claims; in housing disrepair and housing condition claims where we are instructed by tenants, landlords and local authorities; and we advise and act for parties in disputes over the validity of possession notices, injunctions under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 related to housing matters and alleged breaches by a landlord with the requirements of the tenancy deposit protection scheme.
Our housing work covers disputes over the provision of accommodation and assistance under Parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act 1996 for individuals and families who are homeless because they have no accommodation available to them to occupy, including where accommodation cannot be reasonably occupied because of domestic violence.
We also advise and support individuals and families who are threatened with homelessness as a result of the service of a valid s.21 notice by their landlord.