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Senga Howells

Associate

Home office: Southampton
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Senga acts for social landlords in all aspects of landlord and tenant housing management.

Senga is an Associate in Clarke Willmott’s Housing Management team in Southampton. She has nine years’ experience and an intricate understanding of the social housing sector. She acts for both local and national registered providers as well as local authorities and private landlords on a range of housing management related matters.

Her work includes dealing with a wide range of landlord and tenant litigation such as injunction applications and possession claims, including non-succession, anti-social behaviour and sub-letting. Senga also regularly advises clients on non-contentious matters including policy and procedure.

Senga regularly delivers tailored training for clients and speaks at housing events.

Senga is a member of the Social Housing Law Association.

How Senga can help you

Senga regularly advises on:

  • Injunctions (both ASB and breach of tenancy)
  • Possession claims
  • Disrepair claims
  • Committal proceedings

Senga specialises in complex possession claims and injunction applications where discrimination, human rights and public law defences are raised.

Senga prides herself on being approachable, friendly and responsive to clients while robustly representing them in cases.

Experience

  • Senga was closely involved in the case of Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Limited (Formerly Flourish Homes Limited) [2015] UKSC 15. Senga was involved at each stage of the case from the County Court to the Supreme Court.
  • Possession cases: Senga regularly obtains outright possession orders in complex possession proceedings cases where discrimination, human rights and public law defences are raised.
  • Anti-social behaviour injunctions: Senga regularly obtains injunctions to assist clients to tackle anti-social behaviour ranging from noise nuisance to threats and use of violence. Senga has obtained injunctions excluding both tenants and non-tenants from a property or area due to serious violent behaviour.
  • Tenancy fraud: Senga acts for landlords in tenancy fraud cases including subletting. Senga has obtained unlawful profit orders against tenants who have received rent for subletting their social housing home.
  • Breach of tenancy injunctions: Senga has obtained injunctions to compel tenants to comply with their tenancy agreements, including requiring them to provide access to their landlords, remediate poor condition and remove pets which have caused a nuisance.
  • Policy: Senga advises social landlords on their internal policies and procedures.
  • Disrepair: Senga regularly acts for landlords successfully defending claims of disrepair.

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