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Obligations of Local Authority Housing Association Landlords

What duties does a landlord have to their tenants in regard to maintenance? Statutory Obligations The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985: Section 11(1) states that the landlord is responsible for keeping the following in repair and proper working order: The structure and exterior of the dwelling and the building containing the dwelling (including drains, gutters …

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Successful Outcome in Pt 55 Repossession Action

Greenhalgh Kerr were successful in seeking Judgment together with legal costs and interest following a disputed Part 55 claim seeking repossession of a property together with rental arrears that had been accruing for over six months, in favour of one of its large accommodation provider clients.

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Sham Lease or Valid Transaction?

Up until very recently, the Court has generally found in favour of companies running rates avoidance/mitigation schemes when considering whether a lease is a sham or valid transaction.
The recent decision of Isle Investments Limited v Leeds City Council CO/2677/2020 (“Isle Investments”) is a relatively rare victory for Local Authorities in this hard-fought field.

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Wigan WN3 6PR

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We are confident in our work and we know that recoveries is a key part of a lender or creditor’s business

We are confident in our work and we know that recoveries is a key part of a lender or creditor’s business. We have designed our pilot projects to give lenders and creditors the comfort and confidence in our service before formally and fully switching recoveries providers. This time also allows new clients to benchmark our service levers and results against existing providers and others.

How it works


You choose 10 recoveries cases

You choose 10 recoveries cases to get us started. We’ll deliver our usual onboarding protocol where we’ll get to know you and your systems, culture, methods, preferences, and requirements.


We get started

We assess each case by setting a strategy then grading and reporting on the case in terms of prospects and timescales and cost. We make immediate contact with debtors, and pursue a recovery in our tried and tested ways.


We review

We deliver ongoing, structured, tailored reports as per your needs and carry out a full 3-month review on these 20 cases. There we’ll discuss how we have worked together, patterns we have seen in your borrowers, your systems, your documents, your pre-legal conduct, outcomes, highs and lows, legal costs (and costs borne by debtors), and possible improvements in all of these.


No strings

We carry on working in this way until all cases have been concluded. You are then free to carry on your discussions with us or to use the experience and market intelligence gained by working with us in the future.

Lenders and creditors have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, by engaging with us on a pilot project.