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Rajea Sultana


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Expertise and experience

Rajea is a solicitor specialising in housing law. She works tirelessly to help vulnerable people secure the right to be accommodated and stay in their own accommodation.

She represents tenants, homeowners and homeless people in disputes over tenancies, housing applications and local authority housing allocation decisions.

The types of cases that Rajea has been involved include:

  • challenging decisions of local authorities where they have classed homeless applicants as intentionally homeless or not in priority need of accommodation;
  • helping tenants apply and secure the suspension of an eviction warrants;
  • defending tenants in social housing as well as private tenants in possession proceedings based on allegations of their anti-social behaviour;
  • disputes over sub-letting in social and private housing;
  • disputes over the rights of succession to a tenancy for family members or other dependents; and
  • representing defendants in possession proceedings brought on grounds of rent arrears.

Rajea volunteers at the Bromley-by-Bow Centre in Tower Hamlets, attending once a month to provide pro bono housing law advice at their free drop-in sessions for local residents.

Rajea is recognised in the 2023 Legal 500 as a ‘brilliant’ ‘recommended lawyer’, who is ‘an unsung legend in the field, who provides some of the best representations for her clients on homelessness cases’. She also received the following testimonial:

‘Rajea Sultana is also brilliant. She works tirelessly for clients. She is funny which is a massive attribute in a difficult area of work. I always recommend her and Lou whenever someone is looking for a safe pair of hands.’

She also won the 2022 Housing Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award, praised as a ‘superb community and grassroots housing lawyer.’

2006 - 2008
Welfare, benefits and family law practitioner
Joined Miles & Partners
Qualified as a solicitor
Became Associate
Became Housing Supervisor
Became Partner
Won the Housing Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award

Approach and ethos

I care for my clients and try to go that extra mile to assist.

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