Social Housing

Our Social Housing Expertise

Social housing is affordable housing provided by local authorities and not-for-profit organisations such as housing associations.

In order to provide security of tenure and reduced rents, the sector is governed by different laws to those which apply in the private sector.

Tanfield’s niche Social Housing team contains a number of specialist practitioners with extensive expertise in this field. Drawing on its long standing reputation as one of the leading sets for Real Property and Landlord & Tenant work, Tanfield regularly acts for both landlords and tenants in disputes arising in the social housing sector .

Tanfield’s Social Housing experts are particularly well-known for their expertise in complex cases involving recovering possession of properties let to social tenants, succession claims, housing management, homelessness and nuisance (in particular, possession, injunctions and ASBOs).

Members of Tanfield can also assist with problems arising in relation to the acquisition and disposal of land for social housing, affordable housing and mixed-use developments.

Our Social Housing Clients

Tanfield has an enviable reputation for Real Property work. Tanfield’s clients include leading specialist social housing law firms, Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords, tenants, private landlords,  property developers, landlords and commercial organisations.

Our Social Housing Barristers


Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Rebecca Cattermole

Call 1999

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