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Knights plc

Social Housing

3 ranked lawyersBand 2The SouthUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Housing boutique advising clients on the full range of housing management matters. Highly experienced in possession proceedings, obtaining injunctions and rent arrears cases, among other issues. Noted for its dedicated representation of registered providers, which includes councils and other social housing landlords. Offers a programme of training to social housing providers focusing on mental health awareness and managing tenancies.

Strengths

One client comments: "The firm is an expert in our field of business and they are a great asset in assisting us."

Another source adds: "They have knowledgeable staff who are good at communication and strong in building relationships."

Work highlights

Represented Croydon Churches Housing Association in issuing possession proceedings against a tenant who had set fire to the furniture in his property.

Notable practitioners

Julie Allen represents registered providers in housing management disputes including possession proceedings, disrepair claims and succession disputes.

Lawrence Talbot is a consultant at the firm and is well regarded for his housing management practice including anti-social behaviour issues, possession claims and injunction proceedings.
"He has excellent experience, with quick and precise responses that assist timely decisions."

Tim Crook is recognised in the market for his expertise in housing management work. He acts for housing clients on a range of matters including anti-social behaviour, disrepair claims and possession proceedings.

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The South

Social Housing


Julie Allen
Band 3
Lawrence Talbot
Band 3
Tim Crook
Band 1