Housing Law

Here at Jemek our Housing team provides guidance for landlords and tenants on all housing matters. We are very knowledgeable in finding solutions to your housing issues and aim to address cases quickly and effectively.

Housing law covers any issues arising between a landlord and tenant or between a freeholder and leaseholder. It also includes applications to a local authority by someone who has become homeless.

We act for landlords and tenants, for both freeholders and leaseholders in long lease disputes and for parties in mortgage possession proceedings.

We are one of the few law firms in Birmingham with a contract from the Legal Services Commission in the category of housing and we can offer public funding (previously known as Legal Aid) to clients who are eligible. We also offer competitive private rates.

For Landlords

We offer sensible and cost effective advice and assistance where your tenant gets behind with their rent, behaves anti-socially or is generally in breach of the terms of their tenancy agreement. We are experienced in dealing with squatter situations and bringing court action where necessary.

We are able to draft tenancy agreements tailored to your specific requirements, prepare and serve notices and issue court proceedings on your behalf. We will, of course, represent you at court and see the case through to enforcement of any order.

For Tenants

We are committed to social justice and can help you if you are in dispute with your landlord or have become homeless. We have considerable experience of dealing with possession cases (where your landlord has issued court proceedings against you or is trying to evict you).

We can also assist if your property is in a poor state of repair and your landlord is refusing or failing to have the necessary repairs carried out. We can assist with homeless applications to Local Authorities and regularly undertake both reviews and appeals of negative decisions. We also deal with unlawful evictions and harassment by landlords

For a confidential discussion, call us on (0121) 523 5432 or email us.