Manchester City Council

Cheshire East Council

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Housing association to appoint barristers to four-year contract

Hyde Housing Association, one of the largest social housing groups in London and the South East, is to appoint barristers to a four-year legal services contract.

The barristers selected will undertake advocacy in Court and Tribunal action arising from:

  • Housing Management related services: including tenancy agreement advice including general needs, supported tenancies/ licences and other tenures including leasehold. Advice on policies (tenancy, lettings, repairs etc). plus ASB (injunctions, orders, and possessions); demotions; mutual exchange; disrepair dispute resolution; tenancy possession and enforcement proceedings; debt recovery; gas servicing access actions; trespasser abandonment actions; Supported Housing matters; advice on a range of legal issues arising from agency managed schemes; ombudsman complaints.
  • Home Ownership and Asset Management related services: including leasehold possession/forfeiture and enforcement proceedings; service charge dispute resolution including tribunal representation, debt recovery and management & service charge queries, injunctions for lease breaches; tribunal and court representation re breach of lease. Intermediate Market Rent; market rent advice and dispute resolution. Asset management advice and dispute resolution.

The contract is to start on 1 September 2017 and end on 31 August 2021.

Hyde recently unveiled plans to appoint law firms to a four-year, multi-million pound legal services framework agreement.

The group has around 50,000 homes in management.

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