The Need for a Housing Solicitor

We all need a roof over our head because shelter is one of life’s most basic needs.  A Housing Solicitor assists you in achieving this. If you are in need of a home, lost or are at risk of losing your home, or you are living in unpleasant conditions and your landlord is not making the repairs, this is when you need the help of a Housing Solicitor. Our firm comprises of Housing Solicitors who are committed to providing a high quality, efficient and caring service to our clients which includes the following amongst others:

  • Giving legal advice on the acquisition of a house

  • Conduct vital searches with local authorities, utility companies and other bodies to ensure no future plans or financial liabilities hang over the property in question.  A property buyer must ensure that he or she has a good ‘title’ to the land: that the seller is the owner, has the right to sell the property, and that there is no factor that would prevent a mortgage or re-sale such as checking that the site is occupied legally, that the property isn’t threatened by any redevelopments in the area or subject to a compulsory purchase order

  • Check (and if necessary draft) contracts regarding the purchase of the property,

  • Ensure the mortgage lender has all the relevant information about the property, from the sellers as well as from the buyer;

  • On issues arising between a landlord and tenant (we offer sensible and cost effective advice and assistance where your tenant gets behind with their rent, behaves anti-socially or is generally in breach of the terms of their tenancy agreement.

  • Dealing with squatter situations and bringing court action where necessary.

  • Draft tenancy agreements tailored to your specific requirements, prepare and serve notices and issue court proceedings on your behalf.

  • Court representation and enforcement of any order between a freeholder and leaseholders, for parties in mortgage possession proceedings.

  • Carry out on your behalf the payment of fees at the end of the transaction, such as estate agency costs and stamp duty.

  • Register new owners with the Land Registry.


  • If you are experiencing any of the above issues, Please call us on 0207 183 0084 or email us on for further insight into our services,  advise on buying a house and to ask us about any reservations or queries that you may have; we are always happy to assist.


    Akpodovhan Iroro
    Ola Leslie Solicitors