Housing Law

Protecting your housing rights is a fundamental position both for tenants and landlords. At Lovell Chohan we have specific solicitors dealing with and specialising with actions and or defences on behalf of both landlords/ tenants (and Local Athorities where we are instructed to act on their behalf). We are members of the Housing Law Practioners Association. In general we deal with the following areas:

Landlords

  • Possession actions on accelerated procedure to obtain possession of your property only
  • Possession actions to recover rent arrears and gain possession and obtain a judgment for unpaid rent ( this includes actions on other grounds under the Housing Act)
  • Defending claims for possession
  • Defending claims for disrepair actions by the tenant
  • Eviction processes by bailiffs
  • Defending claims for unlawful eviction and harassment
  • Defending injunction proceedings

Tenants

  • Defending possession actions, both on accelerated possession and on grounds of rent arrears, or other grounds under the Housing Acts.
  • Bringing claims for unlawful eviction and harassment
  • Issuing injunction proceedings
  • Claims for disrepair
  • Defending bailiff’s warrants and eviction

Local Authorities

Dealing with all aspects of possession and or injunctions, anti social behavior orders both on behalf of tenants and the Local Athorities.

Other specific areas of  housing law that we deal with include;

  • Internal reviews & county court appeals against homelessness
  • Judicial review of housing policies
  • Service charges
  • Leasehold issues
  • Succession rights
  • Security of tenure
  • Squatters’ rights & adverse possession
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning claims
  • Rent disputes at assessment committees
  • Land disputes
  • Landlord tribunal cases