• I am a housing management specialist with experience of advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious housing management matters. My work involves advising social landlords on matters such as anti-social behaviour and nuisance, possession, disrepair, subletting, hoarding and failing to provide access. I act primarily for registered providers, charitable organisations, arm's length management organisations and local authorities.

    The Legal 500 have recognised me as, “first-rate".

     

    Seminars and Training

    I have spoken at the National Federation of ALMOs on private rental sector tenancies and have presented Webinars including an “Ask the Experts” session. In addition, I regularly also organise and facilitate training sessions for clients, both in-house and on-premises.

    • I acted for a large housing association who acquired a block of flats pursuant to a Section 106 agreement. Each of the 10 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.
    • I have obtained injunctive relief, and subsequently recovered possession of our client’s property following serious anti-social behaviour where the tenant suffered from capacity and mental health issues.
    • I have obtained exclusion injunctions to exclude perpetrators from financially abusing vulnerable elderly residents at a sheltered scheme.
    • I have obtained injunctions to stop people from posting inappropriate material on social media platforms regarding my client and their officers and recovered costs of nearly £6,000 from the perpetrator.

     

Specific stand-out partner is most definitely John Cox. Very approachable. Explains things clearly. Thinks outside the box but within the law...John is ALWAYS my first point of call. Have made recommendations to other colleagues to use him due to my great experience.

Legal 500, 2021

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