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Russell-Cooke LLP is recognised as one of the leading law firms for social housing and tenant law in the UK. We are the only top 100 law firm doing legal aid work in housing and are highly recommended as a leading team in Chambers and The Legal 500 which rank the most outstanding law firms in the UK.
"Well-regarded team acting for tenants on the full range of housing issues, including disrepair claims, homelessness appeals and possession proceedings." Chambers UK (2021).
The Legal 500 (2022) says our social housing experts "really do go above and beyond the call of duty." One commentator said: "you are treated with respect by the staff members, your case is taken seriously with the aim of reaching a suitable outcome. The communication level is very effective and you are kept up to date with every stage of your case."
Our specialist team can assist you with a wide range of housing issues including:
- your property being in a poor state of repair
- you are homeless - we can give initial advice and assist you to challenge local authority decisions
- your landlord is threatening or has started possession proceedings against you
- you have been unlawfully evicted from your home
Russell-Cooke merged with niche property firm Alan Edwards & Co in 2015 which means our social housing team is backed by over thirty years of experience. Our solicitors feel passionately about helping and defending those with housing issues.
If you are on a low income, or a particular benefit such as Universal Credit, then you may also be eligible for legal aid.