19 November 2017

Services


At housing law services we can advise you on all areas of housing management:

“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.

Tenancy Agreements and Assignment of Tenancies

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.

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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

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.

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Shared Ownership and Right To Buy

We are flexible and efficient, working alongside your team to achieve a fast response.  We draft appropriate documentation and handle disputes.

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Service Charge Disputes

It’s important for tenants to understand the necessity of service charges and landlords’ obligations to maintain and repair.

We advise on

  • setting and reviewing service charges
  • developing good practice
  • enforcement action when tenants don’t pay

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Leasehold Valuation Tribunals

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.

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Discrimination Issues

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.

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Anti Social Behaviour and Injunctions

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.

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Advisory Services and Training

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.

More about our training

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Housing Policies and Procedures 

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.

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“Many thanks again … I couldn’t have done this without your help and have learnt a great deal through the process”   Client Quote

housing law services
Watch Oak Business Centre
Chain Lane
Battle
East Sussex
TN33 0GB

T: 01424 774738
F: 01424 774286
E: info@housinglawservices.co.uk
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