I am a partner in the Housing Management Department, which falls within the firm's housing and property dispute resolution team.
My clients include landlords (specifically social landlords/housing associations) and local authorities and my work comprises a mix of advising on contentious landlord and tenant matters across all forms of tenure, including secure and assured tenancies and leases, and conducting litigation, involving issues such as on matters such as disrepair, possession, subletting and nuisance from the first stages through to completion. I also have a great deal of experience in drafting tenancy agreements, leases, notices and other contractual and statutory documents within the ambit of landlord and tenant law.
I have worked closely with many social landlords and local authorities for nearly 20 years and, as such, I have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the pressures and concerns facing landlords in increasingly competitive and difficult times. I put this knowledge to good use on behalf of my clients, working collaboratively with them to ensure effective management of their housing stock and ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Seminars and Training
I have over 15 years' experience of delivering training to clients on landlord and tenant-related issues, both in-house and externally. I have spoken at events organised by the CIH and by the Housing Quality Network, and have given bespoke training to clients at their offices and at larger venues.
- Ward –v- 1066 Housing Association – I acted for 1066 HA in this case regarding the requirements for the making of a possession order where alternative accommodation had been made to the tenant by 1066.
- (1) Hyams (2) Anderson –v- Wilfrid East London Housing Co-Operative– I acted for the Housing Co-Operative in this important case regarding the construction of leases and liability for service charges upon the exercise of the Right to Buy.
I have written several articles including:
- Know the facts: Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Act
- Combustible cladding - do the ban restrictions go far enough?
- Combustible Cladding Removal - Who will pay the cost?
- The challenges of mixed tenure estates