Specialist in housing litigation and management.
I am a partner in our Housing Management team of 14 and co-lead our housing litigation services. I provide specialist advice to social landlords on all types of housing-related litigation and advice, review policies and procedures, devise and enjoy delivering training and assisting landlords in handling serial complainers and the Regulator’s serious detriment investigations. I have run numerous appeal and judicial review cases on leading housing law issues over the last decade.
I am ranked a Band 1 social housing lawyer in the Chambers 2019 legal directory, described as “brilliant” and "highly enthusiastic, practical and experienced". Legal 500’s reviews say my "no-nonsense approach to litigation also gives [her] real gravitas in the sector". I was elected to the Social Housing Law Association national committee in August 2017 and also joined the trustees of a small international children’s charity, Global Care, based in Coventry.
We finally have some detail about what will happen after the end of the possession stay/evictions ban on 23 August 2020.
A podcast from Helen Tucker and Bex Sembuuze from our housing litigation team to help social landlords get to grips with what's happening with possession cases during the evictions ban/possession stay
The Government has confirmed that the eviction ban/possession stay will definitely end on the 23 August 2020.
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.
Following the announcement in April 2019 that the Government was going to consult on abolishing the use of Section 21 notices, the promised consultation has now been issued.
New regulations come into force on 1 June 2019, amending the Section 21 (s21) prescribed form template for use with assured shorthold tenancies.
A Specialist Housing Court was first proposed a year ago, and the MHCLG has now issued a “Call for Evidence”.
The Private Members Bill Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19 now has Government support and was debated at second reading on Friday 19 January 2018.
In the case of R (Esposito v Camden LBC), decided in the High Court on 31 July 2017, the tenant had been evacuated from one of Camden’s tower blocks after the Grenfell Tower fire, on the advice of the London Fire Brigade, who had declared that the block of flats was unsafe.
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