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.
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...
The Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 was given Royal Assent on 16 March 2016. The legislation is still making its way into full...
If you increase your rents using the statutory mechanism in sections 13 and 14 of the Housing Act 1988 you will be familiar with...
This recent High Court decision has potential significant financial implications for Councils and Registered Providers who charge tenants water rates.
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