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Housing

The Firm is involved in Landlord & Tenant cases, representing tenants against Local Authorities, housing associations and housing trusts in the areas of unlawful eviction, possession and disrepair. The Firm is also involved in Homelessness applications. The Firm is also involved in representing at rehousing application for released prisoners, licensees. The Firm is also involved in defence of Anti-Social Behaviour proceedings such as demotion of assured and secured tenants to probationary tenancies, ensuring security of tenure, Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction defence and application.

The firm also undertake leasehold dispute and various areas of Property Law and can provide representation at the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal

The Firm undertakes Housing Law litigation and its aware of the various changes that has occurred in recent time to Housing law and has had to adapt to various enactment that has brought changes to the way housing law practice is been run. Right from the various changes to the Housing Acts especially Housing Act 1996 to the introduction of the Localism Act and the various changes to Benefit entitlement (Benefit Reforms) including the introduction of the bedroom tax and the Universal Credit.

The Firm is willing to assist various organisations such as supporting agencies, local authorities and housing associations through training of their staffs to have a better understanding of all the changes and to assist them manage situations that might lead to unnecessary litigation.

Some of the staff of the Firm has been directly involved and had supervised the court desk duties under the Legal Aid Scheme and Local authority funded scheme in Canterbury Court both in Canterbury and Dover Magistrate Court when the court do sit in Dover, Thanet County Court, Medway County Court, Maidstone County Court, Tunbridge Wells County Court and Dartford County Court.

The firm aim to work with various organisations including the Citizens Advice Bureaux, Local Authorities and Housing Associations as well as Mortgage Companies to encourage good practice and compliance with the both the court rules and the Housing Acts.