Housing law - tenant rights

Our nationally recognised team of housing law solicitors deal with all aspects of housing law and related disputes. Our housing team can also tackle other issues such as homelessness, housing allocation, challenges to housing authority policy, disrepair and possession cases. For advice contact us on 0203 816 9282. Our leading team of housing solicitors offer 30 minute telephone appointments nationally or face to face appointments in the North West for only £150.

Our housing law experts have a specialist quality mark from the Legal Aid Agency for housing cases, this means that we will often be able to provide assistance to you free of charge if you qualify for help under the legal aid scheme and are based in the North West of England. Clients can be assured that we are dedicated experts in relation to housing law issues. 

We also offer a range of fixed price services for clients facing eviction if possession proceedings have been issued. You may think there is no help and eviction is inevitable but we may be able to help you remain in your home.

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Housing law - areas of specialism

  • Anti-social behaviour injunctions
  • Breach of tenancy agreement
  • Homelessness
  • Housing benefit
  • Housing disrepair claims
  • Landlord responsibilities
  • Mortgage possession
  • Nuisance neighbours
  • Possession proceedings
  • Revenge evictions
  • Right to buy
  • Section 21 notices
  • Social housing applications
  • Squatters rights
  • Tenancy deposit disputes
  • Tenancy deposit protection
  • Unlawful/illegal eviction

Our housing law solicitors have dealt with several leading reported cases including:

  • Riverside Housing v White 
  • Helena v Pinder 
  • Griffiths v St Helens MBC
  • Housing Law - Mortgage Possession & Rent Arrears 

    Joanne Ellis, head of housing law at Stephensons gives an overview on the issues faced by residential tenants both social and private.

    Including how we could help if you are facing eviction or the repossession of your home.
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  • Tenancy Deposit Protection UK 

    Did you know that landlords are meant to protect your deposit? If your landlord hasn't used a registered scheme you can claim up to 3 times the deposit back as well as your original deposit.
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