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Social housing

Expert guidance and support from trusted social housing solicitors

Our social housing and tenant law experience

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.

How we can help

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 

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.

Legal aid for housing cases

Legal aid for housing cases

Legal aid is government assistance to meet legal costs for people who are unable to afford legal representation...

The team has tremendous strength in depth, ensuring consistency of service and effective delegation, providing value for money.
The Legal 500 (2024)

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our property litigation solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7525 or complete our enquiry form.

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The lawyers I dealt with were very helpful and they communicated with me on every step they were taking.
Chambers UK (2024)

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The latest news and insights from our social housing team



Landowners: take heed of restrictive covenants

In light of the case of Fosse Urban Projects Ltd v Whyte & Ors, associate Patrick Kershaw explores restrictive covenants and what not to do..
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Landmark decision: Supreme Court’s ruling on injunctions and the rights of 'newcomers’

The Supreme Court recently handed down judgment on the validity and requirements of injunctions against ‘persons unknown’ in Wolverhampton City Council and...
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How can I evict squatters from my property?—The Sunday Times

Partner Ed Cracknell has responded to a reader’s question in The Sunday Times’ Home Help feature on squatter eviction. 
Ed Cracknell, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
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