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UK-wide Social Housing: Tenants
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5 Ranked Lawyers

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Social Housing: Tenants - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Recognised as one of the leading specialist housing law teams for tenants in London. Proficient in dealing with complex possession claims, homelessness, disrepair matters and a range of long leasehold issues. Capable of handling group actions contesting estate regeneration schemes. Also has niche expertise in dealing with health problems relating to poor housing. Additional expertise in advising on tenancy deposit protection schemes.

Strengths

One client says: "Anthony Gold strikes me as a highly efficient and supportive operation."

Work highlights

Successfully represented a tenant of L&Q seeking damages in a claim for negligent misstatement. The tenant suffered racial abuse from a neighbour despite asking the housing association whether any neighbour had previously been guilty of anti-social behaviour.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Brookes is highly regarded for his work representing tenants in housing litigation, handling disrepair claims and leaseholder matters.

Giles Peaker offers a wealth of experience of the sector, representing clients in litigation concerning possession and shared ownership leases. He has further expertise in claims involving homelessness and disrepair.
"Giles Peaker is a leader in the field. He is intellectually outstanding and has a real passion for his work on behalf of clients."

Sara Stephens routinely advises tenants on disrepair issues and possession proceedings. She also takes on homelessness cases.
"She is very able, effective and communicates exceptionally well."

Timothy Waitt has particular strength acting for tenants and leaseholders on disrepair claims, with notable expertise in cases concerning defective newbuilds in shared ownership schemes.

Eleanor Solomon acts for clients in claims brought against their housing associations. She has particular strength in claims relating to cladding and disrepair, while also offering experience of unlawful eviction and nuisance matters.
"She has quiet confidence which is really reassuring for clients." "She puts in hard work for her clients and achieves good results."

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Andrew Brookes
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Andrew Brookes
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Giles Peaker
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Giles Peaker
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Sara Stephens
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Sara Stephens
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Timothy Waitt
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Timothy Waitt
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Eleanor Solomon
Eleanor Solomon
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