If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with a landlord, including facing the threat of eviction, the specialist housing law team at Minton Morrill are here to help.
We only advise and represent tenants, other occupiers and homeless people, we do not represent private landlords, therefore you can be sure that your best interests will be at the forefront of everything we do.
Having provided specialist housing law advice and representation in Leeds and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years, we have a proven track record of helping clients in housing matters at all levels, including the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
As a firm, we were instrumental in setting up a duty solicitor scheme at Leeds County Court to provide legal representation when people are in court facing eviction. We are highly experienced in fighting eviction. We defend possession proceedings but if an eviction warrant has already been issued, then we will represent clients in court to stop the eviction and to set the possession order aside, if possible.
We also act in anti-social behaviour injunction and possession cases. If you are arrested on housing-related matters and brought to court without legal representation, we are available to provide the emergency assistance you need.
If the property in which you are living is in a poor state of repair and is affecting your health, then we can take legal action to ensure your landlord remedies these issues. We have also won damages for children who have suffered asthma as a result of mould or damp, or problems with carbon monoxide fumes from faulty gas fires.
If you are being harassed by your landlord and feel you are being forced out of your home, we can help prevent this from happening. If you have been unlawfully evicted from your home and your landlord has kept your belongings, we can help you get your things back and pursue a claim for damages.
Where people are homeless or are about to become so, we can challenge or appeal decisions, including those where the local authority has refused to provide emergency accommodation.
If you have any specific housing needs due to disability and your home is not suitable, we can assist to have your home adapted or help you move into more suitable accommodation.
Our team has specialist expertise in acting for vulnerable people who may have physical and mental health problems, alcohol and drug addictions, domestic violence issues and also young people.
Legal Aid is still available for these cases if you are financially eligible.
To find out how our specialist housing law team in Leeds, Yorkshire and the North of England can help you, please contact us.