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Bindmans LLP

Social Housing: Tenants

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What the team is known for

Effective housing team with notable experience in cases with complex mental health and human rights aspects. Also well versed in community care and public law issues. Able to advise on evictions, injunctions and possession proceedings, among other matters. Often instructed by the Official Solicitor to work on cases relating to capacity.

Work highlights

Represented a group of residents of a shared ownership social housing block of flats in a damages claim against their landlord and the developers for breach of covenant to make repairs following a fire which destroyed all homes and possessions.

Notable practitioners

Paul Ridge routinely advises on a variety of social housing matters, such as disrepair, possession and unlawful termination of tenancy, with clients benefiting from his additional expertise in public law, community care and disability rights.
"He's incredibly focused and hands on, realistic and determined." "He is very efficient and knows how to get the best result for the client and how to get there as quickly as possible."

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Overview

Focused on specialist and complex housing matters. Whether its group litigation on behalf of tenants; Rent Act tenancies, hoarding and incapacity or protestors defending the right to remain.
If it’s difficult, odd and involves land we deal with it.

Our expertise ranges from bringing cases in the county courts through to the Supreme Court, and in the right case to the European Court in Strasbourg. We don't give up.

Whether it is a dispute between one tenant and their negligent landlord on a well-established point of law, or a group action which will lead to widespread changes in the law, we provide a creative and effective service.

Housing disputes can be hugely distressing for those involved and we work hard to get the best result as quickly as possible and to minimise the stress our clients face.

  • Judicial review of housing policies
  • Right to buy disputes
  • Illegal eviction & harassment
  • Succession rights
  • Security of tenure
  • Squatters’ rights & adverse possession
  • Possession proceedings
  • Disrepair
  • Inquiries 
  • Links with capacity problems – hoarding & Diogenes syndrome

The team has particular strength in dealing with vulnerable tenants with capacity issues and the tricky overlap of community care needs.

Members

Ridge, Paul

Whitaker, Will

Industries

Real Estate

Social Housing: Tenants Department

Bindmans LLP

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Department location

236 Gray's Inn Road

London

Greater London

UK

WC1X 8HB

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Social Housing: Tenants


Paul Ridge
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