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Welcome to Housing management

The Partner-led Social Housing Group acts for both large and small Registered Providers throughout the North of England and the Midlands.

We are experts on:

  • Anti Social Behaviour and other Breach of tenancy
  • Bespoke and General Legal training for housing management
  • Boundary and Party Wall Act disputes
  • Disrepair litigation
  • Equality, Human Rights and Vulnerability Advice
  • Gas servicing access
  • HCA regulation
  • Leasehold disputes
  • Policy and Procedure
  • Possession proceedings against all levels of tenure
  • Recovery of rent
  • Service Charge disputes and Rent Review including Tribunal representation

We also offer fixed price support packages to help with leasehold management. For more details, please click here.

For further information on any of our services, check out our social housing brochure or get in touch.

What Our Clients Say

  • "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.

Housing management briefings, observation and comment

Social Housing Speed Read – the GDPR

posted: March, 2017

We take a look at the Consultation paper from the Information Commissioner's Office on the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), and why the social housing sector needs to be aware of what the GDPR will mean for them.

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Social Housing Speed Read – Birmingham CC v Wilson

posted: December, 2016

We look at the Court of Appeal's decision in Birmingham City Council v Wilson EWCA Civ 1137, where the Court held that an appeal against a homelessness decision will only consider that decision on the basis of the information available at the time.

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