Housing

Family saved from eviction over 8 years after possession order

When the housing team at Miles & Partners received an order giving a landlord permission to issue a warrant for the eviction of one of our clients, our swift response enabled the family to remain in their home and recover their legal costs. Background This was a case where a landlord tried to evict a…

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Simon Marciniak comments on pro bono plans for Grenfell Tower residents

Simon Marciniak, partner and leading housing law specialist at Miles & Partners in London, was asked to comment in The Law Society Gazette on plans to formalise a scheme by housing law practitioners to provide free legal advice to those displaced by the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Speaking in his capacity as Chair of the…

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Lou Crisfield called upon as expert witness for APPGEH inquiry

Lou Crisfield, housing caseworker at Miles & Partners Solicitors in East London, has been invited to give evidence as a witness to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness (APPGEH) inquiry into domestic violence and homelessness at the Houses of Parliament on 26 April. Following research which found that many people who experience domestic…

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Securing a good commercial tenant

A landlord’s main purpose in letting property is to secure an income stream, so the tenant’s ability to pay the rent throughout the term is fundamental. Recent high profile insolvencies, such as British Home Stores, show that even household names can suddenly see their fortunes change, so landlords must do their homework and put in…

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Buy-to-let property – who is responsible for repairs?

Many people now own a property that they let out. Being a landlord brings legal responsibilities and you must make sure you know the rules. Simon Marciniak, property litigation lawyer with Miles and Partners Solicitors in East London, explains who is responsible for keeping a buy-to-let property in good repair. Landlords’ obligations If you own…

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