Must a defended possession claim at first hearing be adjourned with directions?
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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