John Cox

Partner

  • Profile
  • I joined Bevan Brittan as a partner within the housing team.  My areas of specialism include contentious housing matters, advising landlords on matters such as breach of covenants, nuisance, possession, subletting, hoarding, disrepair and failing to provide access.

    My practice involves acting for private, housing association landlords and local authorities.  The Legal 500 have recognised me as, “first-rate".

    Publications

    Over the past few years, I have written several articles for Inside Housing and 24Housing.

    Seminars and Training

    I have spoken at the National Federation of ALMOs on private rental sector tenancies.  In addition, I regularly also organise and facilitate training sessions for clients, both in-house and on-premises.

    Career Highlights

    • I acted for a large housing association who acquired a block of flats pursuant to a section 106 agreement. Each of the ten units suffered from damp and disrepair, and a subsequent investigation found the development was substandard.   My client faced disrepair claims from 10 separate tenants.  We threatened to enforce the development agreement and negotiated with the developer a settlement of in excess of £200,000.  We then settled all the disrepair claims for £64,000, leaving my client with a profit of in excess of £100,000.
    • I acted for a housing association defending a disrepair claim which resulted in a costs award in my client's favour in excess of £30,000.

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