Acting on behalf of vulnerable tenants

Holly acted on behalf of Ms C, a vulnerable introductory tenant, resisting an application for possession being sought on the grounds of anti-social behaviour.

Holly’s gentle approach enabled her to support through her client through the various steps of the case. Her client, who was pregnant, suffered from a number of mental health issues, and had a Litigation Friend appointed when it was discovered that she lacked the capacity to conduct proceedings.

This case involved Holly arguing her case on the basis of breaches of

  • the Equality Act 2010
  • Article 8 Human Rights.

Despite the few defences open to introductory tenants, Holly was successful in establishing a human rights argument and the court refused to order possession.