Housing Law

 

Our experienced housing law solicitors act for landlords, tenants, homeless applicants and trespassers and /or squatters. We provide expert advice on a variety of legal issues and have the experience, resources and legal expertise to provide personalised solutions to meet your needs, and to pursue and protect your interests. Our housing law experts will listen sympathetically to your difficulties and offer sensible practical advice on action you could take if things have begun to go wrong. Where necessary, we can help you to argue your case through negotiations with your landlord/ tenant or their solicitor, or can act on your behalf in Court proceedings. We are able to offer fixed fees for conducting cases and we can help with a number of problems including the following:-

  • General possession proceedings and evictions
  • Taking possession proceedings against tenants for rent arrears or anti-social behaviour
  • Possession or eviction proceedings brought by your landlord (who might be either a private landlord, a Housing Association/Trust or a Local Authority)
  • Claims or counterclaims for damages for disrepair, including taking out  injunctions requiring your landlord to carry out repairs
  • Leaseholder disputes
  • Mortgage repossession
  • Squatter’s rights since the recent legal changes
  • Homelessness applications, including reviews, appeals in the County Court and Judicial Reviews of Local Authority’s decisions
  • Harassment and/or unlawful eviction by your landlord
  • Problems with your benefits entitlement, as they relate to your housing matter e.g. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit
  • Service Charge disputes

If you are experiencing any of the above issues, you may consider contacting Oakfield Solicitors LLP for some prompt and decisive advice. Our housing law team is experienced in advising clients with these and many other similar matters.

Our service standards

We aim to provide you with the highest standards of service at all times. We will:

  • keep you regularly informed in writing of progress with your matter;
  • communicate with you in plain language;
  • explain to you in writing the legal work which is required as your matter progresses;
  • keep you informed of the cost of your matter regularly;
  • keep you advised of the likely timescales for each stage of this matter and any material changes in those estimates.

Responsibilities

To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, we need to work together with you. We will:

  • review your matter regularly;
  • advise you on the law;
  • follow your instructions;
  • update you on whether the likely outcomes still justify the likely costs and risks associated with your matter whenever there is a material change in circumstances.

You need to:

  • provide us with clear and timely instructions;
  • provide us promptly with the information and documents required to complete the transaction.

We are committed to high quality legal advice and client care.


To arrange a discussion concerning  your housing  issues please contact us on 0208 808 1478 or info@oakfieldsolicitors.com