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Amy Gibbs

Associate – Housing and Asset Management, Clarke Willmott Solicitors, Taunton

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Amy Gibbs is an Associate in the Housing and Asset Management team specialising in all areas of Housing Management.

Amy qualified in 2009 and spent three years at City firm, Devonshires before joining Clarke Willmott in 2012.

Amy acts for Registered Providers and Local Authorities in relation to all aspects of Housing Management litigation, including injunction and possession claims involving anti-social behaviour, breach of tenancy, unauthorised occupiers, sub-letting and tenancy fraud.

Amy also advises on disrepair, rent arrears, gas safety injunctions and non-contentious matters including housing policy and procedure.

Amy regularly advises clients at ‘legal surgeries’ and delivers bespoke training.

Experience

  • Seeking possession of properties where tenants or occupiers have engaged in anti-social and nuisance behaviour, including noise nuisance, harassment and drugs cultivation.
  • Investigating tenancy fraud and seeking possession of properties which have been sublet, usually for profit.
  • Applying for injunctions against perpetrators of anti-social behaviour, often on an urgent basis, and, where appropriate, excluding a person from their home/a particular place or area in order to protect those affected.
  • Applying to commit defendants to prison who breach their injunctions.
  • Seeking possession of properties let by way of assured shorthold tenancies via the accelerated possession procedure.
  • Seeking access injunctions where tenants refuse access to their landlords for gas safety checks, maintenance, inspections and repairs.
  • Advising landlords about trespassers and, in particular, the new police powers to assist landlords remove squatters.
  • Dealing with succession and assignment disputes and seeking possession orders where occupiers are not entitled to succeed after the death of a tenant.
  • Advising landlords about disrepair claims brought by tenants and advising on quantum and liability.  Negotiating early settlement to avoid increased costs if appropriate.
Service areas
  • Social housing
    Social housing