Matthew advises social landlords on contentious and non-contentious housing and asset management matters with a particular focus on housing conditions claims.
Matthew has worked within the Social Housing sector for 16 years and leads on asset management within the Housing Management team. He has extensive experience of handling claims relating to the condition of properties including standalone disrepair claims, disrepair counterclaims, claims surrounding the fitness of a property for habitation and prosecutions raised on grounds of prejudice to health. He has unrivalled experience of housing conditions claims and has successfully defended countless cases at trial. Matthew has developed an in-depth understanding of building pathology which provides a unique ability to formulate defences to claims.
Aside for his housing asset management experience Matthew represents and advises landlords on all housing management related issues, including ASB injunctions, succession claims, breach of tenancy and in particular handles complex possession claims.
In addition to advising on litigated matters Matthew also advises on policy and strategy and delivers training to clients and sector organisations.
How Matthew can help you
Specialising in the area of housing condition claims Matthew not only provides support with litigated cases but provides strategic guidance on client’s internal processes to ensure that they future proof themselves against further claims and manage their assets effectively.
Matthew has handled several complex and high value matters involving multiple claims brought by the residents of a multiuse building which stemmed from a structural defect and a claim involving alleged discrimination owing the manner in which repairs were undertaken.
Matthew Wilson is an outstanding member of the team. Matthew has a wealth of experience in disrepair litigation in particular and displays a depth of knowledge which puts him way ahead of his competitors. At an early stage, he focuses on gathering the necessary evidence to put his client in the best possible position at trial. He is very good at managing client’s expectations and putting them at ease in the litigation process.
The Legal 500
Matthew Wilson is excellent in all the work he undertakes for us. He is passionate about the law, litigation and housing conditions/disrepair. His knowledge is second to none, he always provides excellent advice and he is our go-to lawyer for these matters. Matthew is always there to support us.