Barbara has a broad landlord and tenant practice with a particular emphasis on social housing and neighbour disputes, possession proceedings and service charges.
Key areas of practice include:
- Residential Landlord and Tenant
- Service Charges
- Tenancy Deposits
- Boundaries, restrictive covenants and easements
- Beneficial interests and TOLATA claims
- Nuisance and harassment
- Neighbour disputes
- Rent review disputes
- Breach of covenant
- Termination and recovery of possession of property
- Business tenancy renewals
- Housing & Local Government
- Social housing
- Anti-social Behaviour
- Succession and the Right to Buy
- Judicial Review
Related Cases of Interest
Price v City and Town Group (12 August 2011), LAG, December 2013/January 2014, p. 14 (Republished in Housing Law Casebook, 6th edition (London, 2015), p. 650). Disrepair quantum.
LB Southwark v Munu and Munu (16 May 2012), LAG, December 2013/January 2014, p. 14. Disrepair quantum.
Nzau v Gani (23 November 2013), LAG, December 2014/January 2015, p. 27. Disrepair quantum.
Thomson v LB Southwark, 30 September 2015, LAG, December 2015/January 2016, p. 41. Disrepair quantum.
News & Resources
S. 29 Equality Act 2010 (‘EqA’) prohibits service providers from discriminating, whether directly or indirectly, in relation to a protected characteristic such as ethnicity or religion.24th July 2019 Read more
R (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department v Residential Landlords Association, Equality and Human Rights Commissions, Liberty  EWHC 452 (Admin), 1 March 201927th March 2019 Read more
In Powell v Dacorum Borough Council  EWCA Civ 23 (24 January 2019) the Court of Appeal has considered the Public Sector Equality Duty (‘PSED’) under S. 149 Equality Act 2010 (‘EqA’) in the context of possession proceedings.28th January 2019 Read more
With James Browne and Barbara Zeitler15th November 2018 Read more
In Paragon Asra Housing Limited v James Neville  EWCA 1712, 26 July 2018, the Court of Appeal considered the application by a disabled tenant to suspend a warrant of eviction.29th August 2018 Read more
Mr Khan had granted a twelve-month assured shorthold tenancy to the Claimant’s husband in June 2014. In March 2015 the husband left the property and disappeared.27th June 2018 Read more
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the Act’) requires all letting agents in England and Wales to publicise details of their fees and provide a description of the fee that is ...13th October 2017 Read more
In Poshteh v RB Kensington and Chelsea, the Supreme Court disagrees with Strasbourg jurisprudence and dismisses an appeal against a suitability review.1st June 2017 Read more