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8 top tips for making a complaint about housing to the Local Government Ombudsman

Housing Partner Lou Crisfield has recently achieved a great outcome for a client after helping her to complain to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO): Ms Y had approached the London Borough of Croydon for assistance when homeless. ...

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Rajea Sultana wins 2022 Housing Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award

Miles & Partners is delighted that housing law partner Rajea Sultana has been recognised as a legal aid hero, winning the 2022 Housing Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) award. The coveted award was presented by Helena Kennedy QC ...

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Expert lawyers from Miles & Partners shortlisted for the 2022 LALY awards

Everyone at Miles & Partners are delighted to hear that two partners, Andrew Bowmer and Rajea Sultana, are finalists in the 2022 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards run by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG). Rajea Sultana, ...

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Housing condition problems and potential remedies for non-tenant occupiers

Housing partner Lou Crisfield recently provided training to the Housing Law Practitioners Association on creative strategies to address poor housing conditions suffered by people accommodated via: s17 Children Act 1989 Care Act 2014 Asylum Support provisions under Immigration and Asylum ...

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Housing and Mental Health recognised in Chambers & Partners 2022

In the first year of making a submission to Chambers & Partners, we are delighted that our own partner and expert in housing law Lou Crisfield has been recognised by the legal research directory alongside longstanding endorsements for three partners ...

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Homelessness to increase as possession cases start again

One of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many people have had difficulties paying their rent and are facing the threat of eviction and homelessness this winter. At the beginning of the pandemic the government introduced temporary ...

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Housing tenants to be protected from spurious charges from 1 June 2019

The scarcity of housing accommodation, particularly in London, has meant that power has been firmly in the hands of landlords and their agents who have increasingly sought to pass on many of the normal operating costs to tenants. In addition ...

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A flurry of spring success for Rajea Sultana

It has been a busy and successful start to spring for Rajea Sultana, housing law solicitor at Miles & Partners in London, as she has recently received a bumper crop of outstanding testimonials. Her clients have been praising her excellent high ...

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London HMOs

Houses in multiple occupation – new rules from October 2018

The regulations governing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) changed on 1 October 2018. They will now extend to smaller properties, affecting more landlords. The rules on exactly what constitutes as an HMO are complex and failure to comply is an ...

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