Section: Legal Services & Guidance


Batchelor Solicitors' Housing Management Department has an unrivalled reputation within the Social Housing sector and has been acting for Social Landlords for over 80 years.

It has a dedicated team of lawyers who are able to provide a 'one-stop-shop' for its social housing clients, across a diverse range of services, including:

  • possession cases
  • Harrassment, nuisance, anti social behaviour
  • Injunctions
  • Disrepair and dilapidations
  • Leasehold management

Batchelors' Housing Team is also renowned for providing high quality, relevant and useful training seminars. Previous training seminars include:

  • Data Protection
  • Dealing With Troublemakers
  • Stopping The Fraudsters


Social Landlord Ordered to Pay Substantial Damages to Disabled Tenant

Press release
Posted: 25th January 2022

In a landmark disability discrimination case, a social housing provider who took the disproportionate step of seeking an anti-social behaviour injunction against a vulnerable tenant was ordered to pay her substantial damages.

Further reading


Social Housing Tenant Pays Crushing Price for Unauthorised Subletting

Press release
Posted: 17th March 2022

Social housing is a scarce resource and tenants who pay preferential rents are not, without their landlords' specific consent, permitted to sublet their homes with a view to gain.

As a Court of Appeal ruling showed, any dishonest failure to abide by that embargo is likely to have the severest consequences.

Further reading


Social Housing Sector Applauded for Avoiding 'Greenwashing' Trap

Press release
Posted: 24th March 2022

The social housing sector was praised for upholding green values and for not falling into the 'greenwashing trap' which has tripped up other sectors.

Brendan Sarsfield, Chair of the Sustainability for Housing (SfH) board, spoke out at the National Housing Federation's Housing Finance Conference in Liverpool, where he applauded the sector for its integrity in addressing sustainability and green issues.

Further reading


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