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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 Home Group, 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

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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

  • 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
  • We have an excellent relationship with John Murray and his team and have always found them committed to our needs as the client. Their knowledge, along with their willingness to provide quick advice when its needed, is invaluable to our work and our ability to make quick decisions.

    Ilyas Lunat, Income Services Manager, Connect Housing
  • What we look for from our legal advisors is a thorough understanding of the sector in which we operate, underpinned with sound legal knowledge and an ability to come up with timely, proactive solutions that really work 'on the ground'. This is exactly what John Murray and his team at Ward Hadaway provide. Their friendly yet professional approach, combined with responsive and focused advice continues to prove a great help to Yorkshire Housing in all our activities.

    Adam Greenwood, Anti-Social Behaviour Manager, Yorkshire Housing
  • John Murray has provided legal advice and strategies for complex major works consultations, arrears cases and lease interpretation. He has also provided bespoke leasehold training which was well received. He is approachable and always responds very quickly to queries. John has in depth knowledge of leasehold, especially within the context of the social housing sector and fully understand the issues we face, his support has been invaluable during a difficult and demanding year.

    Tara Lyon, Customer Service Manager Leasehold, Home Group
  • We have used Ward Hadaway for housing injunction proceedings/advice and have been very satisfied with the quick response and the service provided.

    Ian Ormondroyd, Litigation Solicitor, Accent Group Limited