- Tenancy Agreements and Assignment of Tenancies
- Mediation and the Courts
- Shared Ownership and Right To Buy
- Service Charge Disputes
- Leasehold Valuation Tribunals
- Discrimination Issues
- Anti Social Behaviour
- Advisory Services and Training
- Housing Policies and Procedures
“housing law services are incredibly well organised with excellent support mechanisms in place to help them deliver first class legal advice to the clients they service.” Emily Mayes, Lexcel and Investors in People Assessor working for Inspiring Business Performance.
We help with
- drafting or re-drafting tenancy agreements
- ‘best practice’ checks on existing tenancy agreements
- advice on assigning tenancies
- handling difficult succession situations avoiding court action unless absolutely essential
We build strong working relationships while understanding the sector’s specialist needs.
Mediation and the Courts
The team recognises the pressure on social landlords. We advise you on court action if necessary, but always work hard to find an out-of-court solution if possible – one that reasonably resolves both the presenting and underlying problems.
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Disrepair can be a legal minefield without clear agreements in place from the outset. Any disputes need to be handled professionally. We aim to avoid and / or minimise legal action – where possible – through prompt expert advice.
We are flexible and efficient, working alongside your team to achieve a fast response. We draft appropriate documentation and handle disputes.
We advise on
- setting and reviewing service charges
- developing good practice
- enforcement action when tenants don’t pay
We represent landlords at leasehold valuation tribunals. The team has extensive tribunal experience – we can advise and represent you throughout the process, and at appeal if necessary.
We offer practical, straightforward advice on how the Equality Act 2010 impacts and affects social landlords. We ensure you are familiar with your duties and obligations under this legislation.
We provide a fast efficient response – getting injunctions within hours where appropriate, or Anti Social Behaviour Orders if necessary and, as a last resort, seeking possession or demotion. We have years of experience and specialist knowledge in this area.
Advisory services are one of the most significant parts of our role. Our information and advice allows you to make accurate judgments on how to proceed legally, efficiently and effectively.
We provide training on current and new legislation, to help you take informed action and increase your knowledge of process and procedure.
We advise on best practice in drawing up of all housing related policies and procedures that protect you and ensure tenants are clear about their entitlements. In this highly regulated area you need specialist advice to meet your legal obligations and regulatory requirements. We regularly review, advise on and draft policies and proceudres for our social landlords.
“Many thanks again … I couldn’t have done this without your help and have learnt a great deal through the process” Client Quote