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Confidence is key when it comes to managing housing stock. Especially when faced with the sector’s evolving challenges, sharp focus on income maximisation consumer standard, risk and compliance issues.

Housing management takes place within a complex legal framework. We take a pro-active, knowledgeable approach, driven by broad sector insight experience and expertise, and giving you the edge when handling legal issues.

Our multi-disciplinary team of legal experts work in partnership with a range of social housing providers including  Together, Yorkshire Housing, Gentoo and Places for People. Our experience gives us a unique insight into your world.

We understand your challenges and the issues you have to tackle. The breadth and depth of our experience means we can deliver innovative, timely and cost-effective solutions.

If you’re a Registered Provider our team has expertise in supporting your needs throughout the UK. We can also offer fixed-price support packages in a number of service areas.

So when you need legal guidance to deal with the practicalities of effective housing management, we’re on hand and here to help.

Our services
  • Comprehensive legal support for all your housing management operations
  • Anti-Social Behaviour and other Breach of tenancy
  • Disrepair litigation resolution
  • Bespoke and General Legal training for housing management
  • Equality, Human Rights and Vulnerability Advice
  • Boundary and Party Wall Act disputes
  • Gas servicing and Electrical Inspection access
  • RSH regulation advice
  • Homelessness and Allocation
  • Expert Leasehold Advice including First tier Tribunal representation
  • Policy Procedure and Document Review
  • Possession proceedings against all levels of tenure
  • Recovery of rent
  • Service Charge and Rent Review Advice and Disputes

Contact a specialist

John Murray

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3113

+44 (0)790 049 4700

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Simon Thirtle

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3102

+44 (0)7711 007 545

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What people say

  • John Murray’s experience in the sector is second to none.

    Legal 500
  • The team has excellent knowledge of the sector and the unique issues that we face in social housing. The experience offered by the team ensures a real understanding.

    Legal 500
  • Ward Hadaway’s team is part of our team and acts as such. Our success is their success and vica versa. Both teams are aware of each others’ strengths and weaknesses and accommodate them.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • The team is very thorough, offers great advice and explains issues in terms which are easy to understand.

    Client quote
  • Full-service firm with expertise in property, employment and housing management. Increasingly relied upon by clients for data protection advice. Noted for the provision of training to housing professionals and in-house lawyers.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Well-known team providing a full social housing service to its registered provider clients. Handles housing management cases, transactional property matters and a wide range of finance issues, among other matters.

    Chambers & Partners
  • They're knowledgeable, confident and confidence-building. They are able to maintain a friendly, tailored, customer-focused service.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • They're widely respected by a number of housing associations.

    Chambers & Partners
  • The firm is excellent in understanding our requirements and helping us to achieve the required outcomes.

    Chambers & Partners

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