On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
Our experienced team of housing litigation solicitors can provide advice and support on all housing litigation services, including anti-social behaviour advice, gas safety litigation, possession proceedings, advice and disrepair litigation.
Our team of housing litigation solicitors have extensive experience and knowledge of working with housing associations, charities, local authorities and arms-length management organisations.
We advise landlords throughout England and Wales on anti-social behaviour injunctions and possession claims, from initial advice on whether they have a case, to supporting landlords to draft witness statements, through to representation in court through to trial. We understand that anti-social behaviour disputes need to be resolved quickly and efficiently and work in partnership to deliver that. We are experienced in dealing with the mandatory grounds, Equality Act and Human Right Act defences as well as complex mental health or hoarding cases.
We also support landlords in defending disrepair claims and developing strategies to safeguard themselves against future claims through review of policies and training. We also assist in responding to Homes and Communities Agency investigations into potential areas of risk of serious detriment arising.
We support landlords where they are unable to gain access to undertake annual gas safety check or other necessary works from sending warning letters to applying for access injunctions against tenants and leaseholders.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we understand that the process of evicting tenants can be complicated and can involve complex situations. We can provide advice and support on all aspects of possession proceedings, including:
- Illegal subletting.
- Tenancy fraud.
- Right to buy fraud.
- Removal of occupiers after the tenant has died.
- All other available grounds
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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, a court rule known as a Practice Direction 51Z (or PD51Z) was made on 26 March 2020 and came into force on the following day.
From 6 April 2020, the practice direction that governs statements of truth for witness statements and statements of case is changing.
The Civil Courts have now released a list of their priorities for housing enforcement work.
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will apply to all new specified tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
Late last night (26 March) the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued a guidance note regarding Court Service.
We summarise the current approach being taken by the civil courts, and offer practical suggestions on what to do about adjourned upcoming hearings, trials or hearings.
What does that mean for you as a Registered Provider and/or a local authority landlord?
We summarise the outcome of the High Court case ruling against Kingston-upon-Thames RBC and which landlords may need to take action and when, regarding compensation for overcharging water bills.
Our response to the Government’s consultation “A New Deal for Renting” has now been submitted following the consultation closing on 12 October.
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