Obtaining a suspended possession order on behalf of a Local Authority

Holly was instructed by a Local Authority which sought to curb the anti-social behaviour of two of its tenants. She advised from the pre-action stage, drafted pleadings and attended hearings including a 3-day final hearing.

The matter involved tenants, who represented themselves and served a large volume of evidence in support of their case. They were both vulnerable and made a counterclaim that they had been discriminated against.

The final hearing involved issues under the Equality Act 2010, Data Protection Act 1998 and the Housing Act 1985. Following Holly’s detailed case preparation and expert representation, the Local Authority succeeded in obtaining a suspended possession order and all claims under the Equality Act 2010 were dismissed.