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Social Housing

Our Social Housing Team is one of the most sought-after in London. They advise on the correct tactical approach to adopt in the most intricate and protracted cases, and provide both formal and informal advice in this area of law.

What the directories say

This set's barristers are praised for their "rounded advicChambers UK 2015e", and typically act for housing providers and local authorities. Those that instruct them do so as they offer "real passion and the personal touch". The individuals here specialise in all manner of housing-related work, such as allocation reviews, possession actions, anti-social behaviour cases and disrepair claims, to name but a few.

Client service: The barristers provide "excellent handling of urgent work, and pull out all the stops." They benefit from a "smooth clerking team" that is "responsive and friendly."

Chambers UK, 2015

Hardwicke boasts a number of barristers who are solicitor and client favourites in this sector. Though the team is smaller than some, it regularly handles complex or high-profile cases. Recent highlights include Sims v Dacorum Borough Council and Byrne v Poplar Housing. Members here generally focus on acting for housing providers and local authorities.

Client service: "The clerks are brilliant - they're always accessible and extremely personable."

Chambers UK, 2014

Who we act for

  • Landlords
  • Local authorities
  • Occupiers of private registered providers

Our areas of work include: 

  • Allocations
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Article 8 defences to possession claims
  • Disrepair
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Homelessness
  • Housing and Council Tax Benefit issues
  • Injunctions
  • Nuisance
  • Possession actions
  • Regulation of travellers’, mobile home and caravan sites
  • Unlawful eviction

Contact us

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact a member of our Practice Management Team on +44 (0)20 7242 2523 or e-mail practicemanagementteam@hardwicke.co.uk.