A housing management solicitor.
I provide non-contentious advice to registered providers of social housing including reviewing and implementing of all types of occupancy agreements, service charges and section 20 consultation, and various management and service level agreements between parties.
- I have provided extensive advice following the Jones v Southwark water charges case to registered providers, reviewing water agreements currently in place to ascertain if similar liability to Southwark, and negotiating changes to water agreements when required.
- I have advised registered providers on annual rent and service charge review letters, ensuring compliance with legal and contractual requirements, most recently tackling the issues raised by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 and the Housing and Planning Act 2016.
- I have provided advice to registered providers on the ‘Right to Rent’ requirements for registered providers.
- I have provided advice in relation to ‘Universal Credit’ and service charges.
In the Autumn Statement 2015, the Government announced that from April 2019 they would cap the amount of benefit received by social housing sector...
The High Court has held that the benefit cap unfairly discriminates against lone parents of children under the age of two and those children.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued guidance on Alternative Payment Arrangements to help benefit claimants pay landlords.
Key developments in legislation have been announced that affect rent increases in relation to social housing rents, intermediate rents and domestic violence refuge accommodation.
The Supreme Court delivered Judgment on long-awaited ‘spare room subsidy’ bedroom tax cases on 9 November 2016. Seven cases were on appeal, and two...
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 was given Royal Assent on 12 May 2016 and its provisions are being brought into force on separate...
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