Our Housing Claims experts deliver a complete, specialist service across all areas relating to claims made against those in the housing sector. From advising landlords, developers and surveyors on disrepair claims, through to claims brought against housing companies, we understand that the effective handling of housing-related claims - and the increasing number of fraudulent claims - relies on specialist expertise, delivered in a strategically and tactical way.We understand that you need more than just market-leading legal expertise. We provide legal, intelligence and consultancy support in a unique and bespoke way for every client. In particular, our collaborative approach coupled with our award-winning DWF Connected Services ensures DWF leads the way in dealing with Housing Claims.
There has been an unprecedented surge in the number of housing claims where it is alleged the property is in disrepair, resulting in extensive financial exposure to private landlords, local authorities and insurers. DWF's intelligence suggests that these types of claims are presented by a handful of solicitors and claims management companies. Denise Brosnan, Hannah Turner and Samuel Dawber take a look at the potential reasons for the rise and how local authorities can deal with this increase and help combat claims farming practices.
The Court of Appeal has reconsidered the application of s.4 of the Defective Premises Act 1972 (the “1972 Act”) in a case where a man later died after having fallen down a staircase without a handrail. David Woolley explains the issues in Dodd v Raebarn Estates (2017).
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