We appreciate that our clients may have a need for legal assistance during the festive period so we have put together a list of key Bevan Brittan contacts and details of our cover arrangements in the event that you need to contact us.
Our dedicated team of specialist housing management lawyers have been providing legal advice and support to social landlords for over 20 years.
We act for all types of social housing providers including housing associations and NHS trusts on the management of their residential property portfolios.
Our team members ‘live and breathe’ social housing. Made up of experienced housing management specialists, the team offers a knowledgeable, reliable, flexible and commercial service – we make it our business to understand your business.
We also appreciate that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to housing management, and that each problem requires a tailored solution. We have the breadth and depth of experience to unlock difficult problems and resolve even the most challenging of disputes.
I am impressed by the [social housing] team's comprehensive and joined up depth of knowledge, as well as their ability to deal with complex matters and new initiatives or peculiarities
We provide a wide range of housing management services:
Anti-social behaviour advice
Social landlords now have an array of tools for tackling ASB. We provide advice tailored to the facts of each case, and provide a 24/7 service for access injunctions.
Although possession is a remedy of last resort, there are cases when possession action is the only option. We provide a clear assessment of the merits of the case upfront enabling you to decide whether to issue possession proceedings.
We provide a comprehensive service for dealing with your disrepair claims, whether brought as stand-alone claims or raised as a defence in rent arrears proceedings.
Mental health issues
Our team of lawyers are skilled in dealing with mental health issues, particularly in relation to mental capacity and the ability of tenants to conduct court action independently.
Gas servicing injunctions
Landlords regularly encounter problems gaining access to renew CP11 certificates, and there are occasions when an injunction is required.
Rent and service charge arrears recovery
In the current economic climate, it is important to have a rigorous and effective arrears recovery processes. We can assist you with training and an efficient legal service when arrears cases need to be referred.
We can help you navigate the law to ensure you manage your leaseholder properties effectively, including Section 20 leaseholder consultation.
Policy and procedure advice
Are your internal policies and processes legally up-to-date, fit for purpose and reflecting current best practice? Our team can support you to improve your procedures.
Read our bulletin about Coronavirus and Housing Management for Social Landlords.