Housing Law

We are one of the few firms in the Kirklees area that specialise in Housing Law. This is a complex area of the law and our expert housing team can offer you advice on a range of housing issues.  We act for tenants, landlords and the homeless  and so have a broad range of experience and knowledge.

Assistance for Tenants

We can assist tenants with the following types of problems:

  • Disrepair – seeking compensation and repairs
  • Possession proceedings for rent or mortgage arrears
  • Evictions
  • Harassment and illegal eviction
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Homelessness
  • Housing transfer and allocations

 

Legal aid is available for tenants in some types of cases.  We will always discuss this with you and assess your eligibility for public funding.

Assistance for landlords

We can assist landlords with the following types of problems:

  • Drafting tenancy agreements and notices
  • Advice on obligations and tenancy status
  • Bringing possession proceedings  against  the tenant
  • Defending claims for disrepair and illegal eviction
  • Advising on rent increase procedures

 

Many aspects of our services for landlords can be carried out on a fixed-fee basis giving you peace of mind and assurances as to the cost involved.   We will always provide you with a competitive quotation and you can be assured that your case will be dealt with by a specialist lawyer who is up-to-date with the very latest developments in housing law.

Assistance for the homeless

  • Advising in relation to rights
  • Assistance with homeless applications to the local authority
  • Applying for review of local authority decisions
  • County Court appeals

 

Legal aid is available for our housing advice and representation work for most homeless applicants and we will always advise you in relation to whether or not you may be eligible.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your case without any obligation, or contact us via our on-line enquiry form:

z.begum@parkerbird-whiteley.co.uk
Tel: 01484 423 300