Housing & Homelessness
The housing team undertakes all aspects of housing work, including both straight forward and complex possession hearings, anti-social behaviour injunction applications, appeals against Local Authority reviews and unlawful eviction cases.
Members of the Housing Team are regularly instructed by Local Authorities and Housing Associations, as well as by private landlords and tenants to provide expert advice and representation in housing and homelessness cases.
Members of the housing team have specialist knowledge of Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 in respect of homelessness reviews and appeals. In particular, one of the members of the team regularly undertakes housing reviews as a contractor for a Local Authority and advises on the lawfulness of decisions reached by other Local Authorities. The team also undertake judicial reviews both for and against Local Authorities in respect of housing and homelessness matters.
In addition to the Local Authority and Housing Association work, the team also act for private landlords in possession actions and defending unlawful eviction claims brought by tenants. Further we regularly act for and advise tenants defending possession proceedings, injunction applications and defending actions for unlawful eviction.