Housing & Property Law

First Continental Solicitors has a team of housing specialists that offer first class legal support for your housing and property matters.

Our team comprises of lawyers with experience of representing individuals and charities.

We represent those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless by challenging decisions of local authorities.

We are prepared to take your matter to a court of law if this becomes necessary at any time.

Whether you are a tenant or an estate agent you need a solicitor with expertise, insight and up to date legal knowledge.


Our Housing and Property Services

  • Homelessness applications and reviews
  • Disrepair negotiations and litigations
  • Notice to Quit (Non-payment of rent and other reasons)
  • Houses with Multiple Occupations (Notifying the Local Authority & Dealing with Enforcement Orders)
  • Disputes with Housing Associations
  • Property Ownership and Planning Litigation
  • Mortgage Repossessions (Negotiations with Banks and Defence Representation at Court)
  • Charges on Properties at the Land Registry (Placement and Removal of Charges)
  • Landlord & Tenant Litigation
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If you are living in a rented property that has fallen into serious disrepair, it is likely that your landlord is failing to execute necessary maintenance on the property.

Living in a property that is run down and damaged can be detrimental to your health and well-being but be assured there are legal remedies available to you.

Your landlord will have a responsibility to make sure that the state of the property you live in meets proper standards for habitation.

If you think your landlord is not maintaining it to this level, our lawyers will be able to help you inform your landlord, attempt to solve the problem by agreement or bring a claim to the courts for remedy of defects and financial compensation.

If you have defaulted on your mortgage and have no way of paying it back, you may be facing repossession orders from the owner of your property’s freehold.

This may be a bank or a private individual such as a freeholder landlord.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in ensuring victims of repossession have not been taken advantage of by their lenders or freeholders.

If you think your property is going to be repossessed, or your freeholder has already started possession proceedings, do not hesitate to contact one of our lawyers for immediate on what you can do now.

Repossession proceedings do not always result in you having to vacate the property. In some cases, you may be able to remain in the property subject to certain conditions. We will help you to consider what options are available to you.

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