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Housing Law Expertise for both Landlords and Tenants

Our housing team has extensive experience and expertise in all areas of housing litigation and have a proud record of achieving outstanding results for our clients. We deal with cases at the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and have conducted a number of leading cases in the field of housing law.

We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable so if you need advice from one of our friendly solicitors, please do get in touch by calling 020 8889 3319 or via one of the options below.

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Our Success Stories

County Courts

  • Edwards v London Borough of Haringey (County Court Possession Appeal) – Permission granted by a Circuit Judge to appeal against possession order made on notice to quit by joint tenant and effect of Hammersmith v Monk. Appeal dismissed due to client’s failure to comply with unless order.
  • Duah v Haringey (S204 Housing Act Appeal) – Successful appeal against suitability and reasonableness to accept a final offer under s193 (7F) and therefore discharge of duty on grounds of change of circumstances between decision and review.
  • Bernie v Haringey (s204 Housing Act Appeal) – Permission to appeal 8 days out of time in Homelessness Appeal.

Administrative Court (Judicial Review)

  • R (Royful Begum) v London Borough of Newham [2013] – Challenge to removal from Allocation Scheme. Settled after grant of permission.
  • R (Tout a Tout and Heff) v Haringey LBC [2012] EWHC 873 (Admin), 3 April 2012 – Represented both Claimants in challenges to Haringey’s auto-bidding allocation system. http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/873.html
  • Re (S) v A Local Authority (unreported) [2011] – Judicial Review of refusal to consider extending accommodation to a person found homeless intentionally, Injunctive relief granted. Judicial review re discharge of duty/ refusal to accept review out of time- meaning of exceptional circumstances- permission granted, settled and contested costs awarded to Claimant. Reporting restriction due to position of C on Witness relocation programme.
  • R (Briscoe) v Haringey LBC [2010] – Challenge to interpretation of Allocation Scheme. Settled after permission in week before trial on clear position emerging in new allocations policy.

Court of Appeal

  • Bernie v Haringey [2013] EWCA Civ 1011 – Permission refused on second appeal re scope of appeal under s 204 despite arguable case on jurisdiction as would not have altered decision (2013) Journal of Legal Action Group (October) p 35
  • Ikpowonba v Haringey LBC [2011] EWCA Civ 1302, – Second Appeal to court of appeal in a s204 challenge to discharge of duty (2012) Journal of Legal Action Group (January) p 22
  • Simms v London Borough of Islington [2008] EWCA Civ 1083 Second appeal dismissed that the appellant was not falling within the priority for housing assistance. http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2008/1083.html
  • North British Housing Association v Matthews [2004] EWCA Civ 1736 We acted in the connected appeal London and Quadrant
  • Housing Limited v Lee Morgan at the Court of Appeal, whether the Court has discretion to adjourn the claim for possession issued under mandatory ground 8. http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2004/1736.html

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