Housing and Leasehold Management

 

The Property Dispute team are dedicated to ensuring that the most efficient and cost-effective resolution is found in each case brought to us. We do this by using a range of alternative dispute remedies to avoid litigation where possible including: negotiation and mediation. We understand that rigorous policies and procedures mean that many housing management issues and costly litigation can often be avoided. The team are therefore dedicated to regularly working alongside our clients and offer a wide range of services including:

  • Drafting comprehensive and user-friendly policies and procedures on a number of issues including for example: anti-social behaviour, rent recovery, succession, mutual exchanges, lettings, home loss and more
  • Drafting and advising on tenancy agreements including for example: Affordable Rent, Fixed Term, Flexible Tenancies and more.
  • Advising on regulatory frameworks, nomination agreements and Housing Association constitution, powers, responsibilities and governance
  • Providing bespoke housing management seminars and training for fixed fees
  • Supporting and providing lectures at large and small housing and leaseholder conferences
  • Keeping our clients up-to-date with articles and briefing notes sent directly to our clients by email

We also provide specialist leasehold management advice for Registered Providers, Local Authorities, developers, letting agencies and leasehold management companies. We specialise in service charge recovery and disputes including proceedings brought in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals; service charge demand and consultation requirements; ground rent and reserve/sinking fund recovery and estate management. The team can also assist with breaches of lease, break clauses and disputes involving shared ownership leases. Despite robust Housing and Leasehold management, we appreciate that possession proceedings cannot always be avoided. Therefore, if you need further advice on possession proceedings please click here.

Injunctions

The Property Dispute Team is highly experienced in seeking injunction orders for landlords on a variety of matters including:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions under Part 1 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • Injunctions against Persons Unknown
  • Gas Safety injunctions
  • Other access and breach of tenancy/lease injunctions
  • Social media injunctions

Contact

If you require legal advice or want further information on how the Property Dispute Team can assist you: Please call +44 1753 876 800 and ask for the Property Dispute Team or email: propertydisputes@owenwhite.com

“ Very client focussed and responsive with unrivalled tactical instincts and commercial antennae ”
- Legal 500 - 2013

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