Housing Law

Housing lawPendragon Chambers’ Housing Team covers all areas of law regarding housing, including landlord and tenant issues, possession proceedings and homelessness. The Housing team has a number of years of experience of Local Authority, Housing Association and private tenancies. Chambers’ Housing Team has a wealth of experience in English and Welsh housing issues.

Our Barristers act for Local Authorities, private landlords, Housing Associations and tenants alike and offer a professional and friendly service to all. Members undertake both privately and publicly funded work and appear regularly in a wide range of tribunals from the Magistrates’ Court to the High Court throughout Wales, the Midlands and South-West of England.

Chambers’ Housing Team frequently advise on merits of cases involving appeals against homelessness decisions and claims for disrepair whether funded privately or publically under CLA work.

The Housing Team prides itself on being approachable and accessible and are happy to provide advice at any stage. We understand the importance of continuity of representation and our dedicated Clerks endeavour to provide this.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Possession proceedings
  • Homelessness applications
  • Mortgage possession proceedings
  • Neighbour nuisance and anti-social behaviour
  • Succession rights and tenancies
  • Adverse possession
  • Allocation of tenancies under Local Authority and Housing Association schemes
  • Eligibility for Local Authority assistance for UK nationals and foreign nationals
  • Disrepair claims
  • Right-to-buy and right to acquire
  • Secure Tenancies
  • Shorthold Tenancies
  • Assured Shorthold tenancies
  • Licences and occupiers
  • Introductory and Demoted tenancies
  • Unlawful eviction and harassment
  • Tenancy Deposit schemes

The vast majority of our Housing Team accept instructions on a Direct Access basis, which can save time and money for privately paying clients such as private landlords.

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact Chambers and our Clerks will always be willing to help.

  • Julian Sidoli

    Julian Sidoli

    Julian Sidoli BA (University College London), MSc, PhD Called 2005 Inner Temple Julian has a busy housing practice and has extensive experience in all areas of housing law. He represents landlords and tenants including Housing Associations and Local Authorities in the County Court, High Court …

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    Richard Griffiths

    Richard Griffiths BA (UWE) Barrister at Law Called 1983 Richard was born in the United States but was brought up and educated in Pembrokeshire, he is a fluent Welsh speaker and regularly conducts trials in the Welsh language. After successfully completing his pupillage in Cardiff …

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  • Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Paul Newman  Barrister at Law Called 1982 Cambridge University (BA-MA) City University London (Dip Law) Paul Newman joined Pendragon Chambers in July 2015. Before returning to private practice at the Bar,  Paul was an employed barrister in solicitors’ practice for a number of years. He worked …

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    Jonathan Hill

    Jonathan Hill LL.B (Hons) Barrister at Law Called 1997 (Middle Temple) Originally from the Midlands Jonathan joined Pendragon Chambers in November 2009, having completed pupillage and gained tenancy in the London Area. Jonathan moved to South Wales following his marriage to a local solicitor. Prior …

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    Rhys Johns

    Rhys Johns MA(Cantab) Barrister at Law Called 2005 (Gray’s Inn) Rhys joined Chambers in August 2011. Originally from Pontypridd, he studied history at Cambridge before completing a graduate law degree Personal Injury & Travel Litigation Rhys acts for both Claimants and Defendants in all aspects of …

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