Housing (social & privately rented)

Housing (social & privately rented) overview

Gatehouse Chambers’ property team is recognised as outstanding in all matters concerning social and private rented property. Our expertise covers all aspects of  repossession, disrepair, breach of covenant, anti-social injunctions and the right to buy.  We act for both landlords and tenants.  Our clients range from private landlords and tenants to some of the largest social housing providers in the country and local authorities. We have extensive experience in dealing with issues related to the management, disposal and acquisition of property portfolios.

We provide commercially astute advice to help clients avoid and resolve disputes in this complex and constantly changing area of law as well as representation in court, negotiations and alternative dispute resolution.

Recognition

“Hardwicke has tremendous depth in the social housing sphere”Chambers UK
“Hardwicke has a strong track record for acting for local authorities, housing associations and tenants across the entire spectrum of issues”Chambers UK
“the first port of call for a number of super housing associations”Chambers UK

News

Property Litigation Column: Notice periods, evictions and COVID-19: what length notice do you need for assured and assured shorthold tenancies, and can bailiffs evict yet?

04/06/2021

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

23/04/2019

Excellent Legal 500 results for Hardwicke!

11/10/2017

Laura Tweedy succeeds in homelessness case in the Supreme Court

20/05/2015

Articles

Property Litigation Column: Notice periods, evictions and COVID-19: what length notice do you need for assured and assured shorthold tenancies, and can bailiffs evict yet?

04/06/2021

Squeaks, creaks, footsteps and other noises that go bump in the day and night

28/09/2020

Recovery of Commercial and Residential Rent Arrears – Where are we now?

20/05/2020

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

23/04/2019

Every dog in a manger has its day: landlord’s obligation to enforce tenants’ covenants at the request of other tenants

29/11/2018

Newsletters

Books

Social Housing Law in Practice

07/03/2015