Our specialist housing team advises tenants on all aspects of housing law. At a time when demand in the London rental market is high, you should never forget that your landlord has obligations, and you have important rights. These include the right to:
- Enjoy your property undisturbed
- Live in a home that is in good condition
- Information about your tenancy
- Protection from unfair eviction
Hockfield & Co. is a member of the Housing Law Practitioners Association and is committed to the promotion of higher standards of improvement and repair in rented properties. Through our work, we encourage higher-quality services to tenants by private landlords, local authorities and housing associations.
Leasehold Solicitors Serving Lambeth
Housing Disrepair Claims
Our solicitors are all highly experienced in dealing with claims for housing disrepair on behalf of tenants and leaseholders. Conditions we regularly investigate include:
- Dampness problems, water leaks and water penetration
- Defective heating and hot water
- Defective drains
- Wet and dry rot
- Rotting windows and doors
- Electrical defects
- Structural defects
- Rodent and insect infestations
Disrepair claims are usually funded on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Claims Relating To Tenancies
In addition, the team regularly advises clients who are threatened with eviction, ensuring that they are properly protected and kept fully informed. At competitive rates, we handle:
- Succession and other tenancy rights claims
- Possession claims
- The defence of anti-social behaviour claims where eviction is sought
- Deposit claims where all or part of a deposit has been withheld
From our experience, we know that many tenants are reluctant to pursue claims against landlords because of cost concerns. When you come to see us, we will explain our fees and any other charges you may be responsible for in detail. Remember, we will advise you to make a claim only if we think you have a good chance of winning.
We will carry out a risk assessment that will often involve a visit by one of our solicitors to establish the condition of your home. If we think the prospects of success are good, we may be able to act on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Our tenants’ rights lawyers in Kennington provide practical and cost-effective advice to clients throughout South London. Contact us online or by phone on 0207 582 8784.