Housing Law

Housing law Our Barristers Housing Team covers all areas of law regarding housing, including landlord and tenant issues, possession proceedings and homelessness. The Housing team has a number of years of experience of Local Authority, Housing Association and private tenancies. Whether you need a quick advice on your rights as a tenant or Landlord, or you need representation at court, we can help. Our Barristers act for Local Authorities, private landlords, Housing Associations and tenants alike and offer a professional and friendly service to all. Our Barristers appear regularly in a wide range of tribunals from the Magistrates’ Court to the High Court throughout Wales, the Midlands and South-West of England. If you are a tenant or landlord, housing problems can be a bit of a nightmare; often the task of having to find legal advice and representation can be too expensive and take too long. Our Barristers however can deal with as little or as much of your problems as you wish. We can be instructed simply to answer a particular legal issue that arises or even help to advise and represent on wider issues and court cases. Our Barristers can also help to give training and assistance to Landlords on how to manage tenancies and court proceedings. Our Housing Team also frequently advise on merits of cases involving appeals against homelessness decisions and claims for disrepair. The Housing Team prides itself on being approachable and accessible and are happy to provide advice at any stage. We understand the importance of continuity of representation and we endeavour to provide this. Areas of expertise include:
  • Possession proceedings
  • Homelessness applications
  • Mortgage possession proceedings
  • Neighbour nuisance and anti-social behaviour
  • Succession rights and tenancies
  • Adverse possession
  • Allocation of tenancies under Local Authority and Housing Association schemes
  • Eligibility for Local Authority assistance for UK nationals and foreign nationals
  • Disrepair claims
  • Right-to-buy and right to acquire
  • Secure Tenancies
  • Shorthold Tenancies
  • Assured Shorthold tenancies
  • Licences and occupiers
  • Introductory and Demoted tenancies
  • Unlawful eviction and harassment
  • Tenancy Deposit schemes
Whilst a number of areas of Housing Law still are eligible for legal aid, the majority of cases are not. Our Housing team will always consider whether you are entitled to Legal Aid and can help you find a solicitor if it is the right choice for you. If you require any further information or assistance please contact us; we are always be willing to help.
  • Julian Sidoli

    Julian Sidoli

    Julian Sidoli BA (University College London), MSc Called 2005 Inner Temple Julian has a busy housing practice and has extensive experience in all areas of housing law. He represents landlords and tenants including Housing Associations and Local Authorities in the County Court, High Court and …

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    Richard Griffiths

    Richard Griffiths BA (UWE) Barrister at Law Called 1983         Richard is a direct access/ public access barrister who has represented many clients under the Direct Access scheme, he was born in the United States but was brought up and educated in Pembrokeshire, …

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    Jonathan Hill

    Jonathan Hill LL.B (Hons) Barrister at Law Called 1997 (Middle Temple) Jonathan is a qualified direct access barrister and accepts instruction under the Direct Access Scheme. Jonathan has successfully acted for many clients via public access. Originally from the Midlands Jonathan joined Chambers in November 2009, …

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  • Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Paul Newman  Barrister at Law Called 1982 Cambridge University (BA-MA) City University London (Dip Law) Paul Newman joined Chambers in July 2015.   Paul Newman is a private practice barrister, mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator who also has substantial in-house experience with two solicitors’ firms. He …

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    Rhys Johns

    Rhys Johns MA(Cantab) Barrister at Law Called 2005 (Gray’s Inn) Rhys is a qualified direct access barrister who joined Chambers in August 2011. Originally from Pontypridd, he studied history at Cambridge before completing a graduate law degree Personal Injury & Travel Litigation Rhys acts for both …

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