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Baljit Basra

Partner

Partner in the housing litigation and management team

My role

I provide specialist advice and assistance for housing management issues, policies and procedures adopted by housing organisations. I also conduct and manage Section 11 disrepair compensations claims, statutory nuisance prosecutions, squatter possession proceedings and complex possession claims and regularly advocate in county and magistrate courts.

My experience

My experience has been built from advising on, and managing, anti-social behaviour cases, including injunctions, demotions, possessions and ASBOs. My speaking engagements have included The Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group and Housemark.

From my experience I also provide in-house training on a wide-spectrum of housing management issues for clients, including ASB updates and advocacy in possession proceedings amongst other estate management topics.

‘Peter Hubbard, Baljit Basra and Emma Hardman stand out because they care and they go the extra mile.’ – Legal 500, 2022

My specialisms

  • Housing management issues
  • Section 11 disrepair
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Possession claims

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My latest articles

No need to serve EPCs with S21 Notices for tenancies pre 2015!
No need to serve EPCs with S21 Notices for tenancies pre 2015!

EPC’s are not required to be served with a Section 21 notice for assured shorthold tenancies if the tenancy predates October 2015.

Possession notices – more changes!
Possession notices – more changes!

As we are drawing closer to the end of the eviction ban, the Housing Minister on 12 May 2021 announced a number of changes that have been made.

Reactivation Notices for Possession Claims that have been stayed
Reactivation Notices for Possession Claims that have been stayed

This article is further to our previous e-briefing (published on 22 July 2020) where we informed you that there are new temporary measures (a new Practice Direction PD55c) that have been brought into deal with possession claims, following the stay being lifted on possession claims on 22 August 2020.

Electrical Safety Standards in the private rented sector are changing!
Electrical Safety Standards in the private rented sector are changing!

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.

Final implementation of The Fitness Act is here!
Final implementation of The Fitness Act is here!

What does that mean for you as a Registered Provider and/or a local authority landlord?

Landlords, possession proceedings and the Equality Act
Landlords, possession proceedings and the Equality Act

Social landlords are seeing a rising number of Equality Act defences to possession proceedings. A recent Court of Appeal decision helps shift the likelihood of such defences succeeding.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act is here!
Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act is here!

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 received royal assent in December 2018 and comes into effect on 20 March 2019. This amends the "fitness obligations" in the Landlord and Tenant Act.

Significant Court of Appeal ruling – warrant suspension applications
Significant Court of Appeal ruling – warrant suspension applications

A significant Court of Appeal ruling on the Equality Act 2010 and proportionality defences in relation to warrant suspension applications.

Dame Judith Hackitt: The final report
Dame Judith Hackitt: The final report

Following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy, the Government commissioned an independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

From our helpline…
From our helpline…

An RP granted a joint assured tenancy to Mr and Mrs M pre-2010. Mr M has recently died, his grandson and partner have approached us asking if they can succeed...