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Emsleys Housing Team are recognised in the Legal 500 for the advice they give to Registered Providers of Social Housing

Emsleys act for Social Housing Providers throughout the country and can advise on all aspects of Housing Management legal issues. We have a reputation for an efficient, friendly and cost effective service provided by qualified lawyers.

Further details of our services can be seen by clicking on the headings below.


Housing Management

    • succession
    • assignment
    • mutual exchange
    • abandonment advice
    • drafting and advising on tenancy agreements

      Policy Advice:

    • Allocation
    • Anti Social Behaviour
    • Repairs and Maintenance

Tenancy Enforcement

    • Possession for rent arrears/other breach accelerated
    • Possession proceedings
    • Recovery of recharges
    • Damage to property
    • Debt collection/Former Tenant Arrears
    • Access for gas servicing, repairs

Anti Social Behaviour

    • ABCs
    • Individual Support Orders
    • Parenting Orders
    • Family Intervention Tenancies
    • ASBOs (Magistriates and County Court)
    • Demoted Tenancies
    • Possession
    • Support around Closure Orders
    • Suspension of the Right to Buy
    • Injunctions
    • Committal proceedings
    • Forfeiture of shared ownership
    • the effects of the Disability Discrimination Act
    • Witness liaison, support and statement taking

Disrepair claims/counterclaims

    • S11 disrepair claims
    • S82 Environmental Protection Act prosecutions
    • Housing Health and Safety Rating System

Long Leasehold/Shared Ownership

    • Forfeiture proceedings
    • Leasehold valuation tribunals
    • Service charge advice
    • Boundary Disputes
    • Land Registry Adjudications
    • Trespass Proceedings
    • Complaints: Internal and Ombudsman

Property Advice

    • Preparation of Leases
    • Leasehold Advice
    • Right to Buy Advice
    • Acquisitions and Disposals
    • Land Registry Disputes
    • Freehold Acquisitions


We regularly provide training both inhouse and externally.

Examples of training delivered includes:

  • Disrepair Law for Maintenance Staff
  • Update on Anti Social Behaviour
  • Gas Servicing
  • Introduction to Housing Law
  • Human Rights and Housing
  • Abandoned Property and Properties
  • Succession Mutual Exchange and Assignment
  • Data Protection legislation
  • Possession Claims in the County Court
  • Pursuing Former Tenant Arrears and Sundry Debts
  • Tenancy Agreements for Minors


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Below is a selection of links to housing-related websites that you may find useful if you have a housing law issue. Click on the logo to view

Click here to link to the Northern Housing Consortium

Click here to link to the Chartered Institute of Housing

Click here to link to the Housing Ombudsman Service

Click here to link to the National Housing Federation

Click here to link to the Tenant Services Authority

Click here to link to Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour and Causes

Click here to link to Inside Housing

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