Associate in the housing litigation team
I am an associate in the housing litigation team. I assist Registered Providers in connection with all aspects of housing litigation including possession claims based on both rent, breach of tenancy and/or anti-social behaviour, and injunctions. I also provide detailed advice to our clients on a wide range of tenancy related issues.
I qualified as a solicitor in the housing litigation team in 2014. Prior to that, I completed my training contract within Anthony Collins Solicitors, gaining experience in governance and commercial, personal injury and clinical negligence and personal planning and management.
I run a varied caseload ranging from emergency injunctions to deal with severe anti-social behaviour to complex defended possession claims.
From 4 May 2021, The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) comes into force. This scheme provides debtors with the right to legal protection from their creditors.
The Government has announced a further extension on the stay on evictions until 31 May 2021 and an extension on the requirement for six months’ notice to be given to tenants.
The impact of Covid-19 continues as the stay on possession claims is extended.
A Judge had not erred in making a possession order against a tenant because of her son’s repeated acts of nuisance. The tenant’s teenage son had exhibited anti-social behaviour in the locality of the property for a number of years.
Statutory regulation of tenancy deposits was introduced in April 2007 under the Housing Act 2004 (“the Act”). s.213 of the Act placed an obligation on landlords to pay their tenant’s deposits into an authorised scheme.
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