Meet our team / Emma Hardman

Emma Hardman


Partner in the housing management team

My role

I am a housing partner and lead the housing management and right to buy teams here at Anthony Collins Solicitors.

I advise landlords, primarily housing associations, on all housing management issues providing practical solutions to often complex scenarios. The work I do involves providing client training, including bespoke training, as well as speaking on the sector seminar circuit.

I also advise on the interpretation of leases in respect of obligations and rights in relation to fire safety, including replacement of front doors; and service charge recovery options, including issues relating to consultation and first-tier tribunal applications.

My experience

I am the co-author of the National Housing Federation ‘Service charges and rent charges: a guide for social housing landlords’ book. I was shortlisted for the Birmingham Law Society Pro Bono Awards in 2020/2021 for the pro bono work I delivered for West Midlands taskforce on homelessness.

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

My specialisms

  • Rents and service charges
  • Drafting, reviewing and enforcement of occupancy agreements
  • Management and service level agreements
  • Housing management policies and procedures
  • Supported housing

My latest insights

Updated how to rent guide Updated how to rent guide

The Government has updated the how to rent guide, effective from 24 March 2023.  As a reminder, this guide has to be issued when a...

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The rent cap confirmed The rent cap confirmed

The 7% rent cap (with an exception for supported housing) for tenants was announced nearly a month ago and since then I've had lots of...

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An 11.1% rent increase? An 11.1% rent increase?

It is fair to say the rest of the Hardman household didn't quite share my enthusiasm for wanting to know the published inflation figures...

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Rent cap consultation opens Rent cap consultation opens

Following lots of speculation, the Government has today launched a consultation on a proposed temporary rent cap on social housing rents...

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Housing First pilots Housing First pilots

I've spent most of this morning listening to a session hosted by Campbell Tickell regarding the Housing First pilots and the lessons...

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Reflections from Housing 2022 Reflections from Housing 2022

Over the last two weeks I have been reflecting on the Housing 2022 conference. It was great to see the conference back to what felt like...

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How to rent - an easy read How to rent - an easy read

One of the requirements of granting an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) in England is that the tenant is issued with a copy of the...

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Reinvigorating Commonhold Reinvigorating Commonhold

I was really interested to read about the formation of a new Commonhold Council by the Government as part of its' strategy to...

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My latest articles

Increase in home loss payments
Increase in home loss payments

New regulations, the Home Loss Payments (Prescribed...

Renters (Reform) Bill: Rent reviews but not as we know them
Renters (Reform) Bill: Rent reviews but not as we know them

The Renters (Reform) Bill (the Bill) sets out the proposed...

Increase in home loss payments
Increase in home loss payments

Under the Land Compensation Act 1973, a landlord may have...

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