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Published On: April 12, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments

Sarah Cummins and Robin Stewart are now Partners in the Housing & Property Disputes team

Anthony Gold is delighted to announce that Sarah Cummins and Robin Stewart have both accepted offers to become Partners at the firm with immediate effect.

Sarah is a specialist in residential landlord and tenant disputes. Her practice involves complex possession actions, disrepair and housing condition claims and disputes concerning the regulation and enforcement of private rented homes.  Sarah also advises on co-ownership disputes and cases involving trusts of land. She has been involved in key cases affecting the private rented sector including the Court of Appeal case of Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield.

She has extensive experience of cases involving Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) including property licensing, management, and council tax. She has represented landlords in tribunal appeals relating to licence conditions, improvement notices, prohibition orders and rent repayment orders. She assists landlords to navigate the complex rules that apply to HMOs and provides practical advice when problems arise with tenants or the Council.

Sarah has a particular interest in the student rental market and the distinctive requirements of the sector and has experience advising University teams.

Robin specialises in property litigation, especially landlord and tenant disputes, and the regulatory law relating to rented property.

His practice involves acting for landlords, tenants, agents and other property professionals, homeowners and businesses of all sizes.

Robin also advises property agents on consumer law and trading standards and advises property professionals with updating their terms of business and tenancy agreements.

He often acts in tribunal appeals relating to property standards and HMO licensing, and he has been involved in leading cases concerning property licensing in the Court of Appeal. He also acts for businesses, company directors and private landlords in regulatory cases in the criminal courts.

Robin is already well known in the private rented sector. He is a member of the steering group of the National HMO Network and the Property Redress Scheme Advisory Panel, and is a regular speaker at HMO Network Conferences, and training events.

Sarah and Robin have both been at the firm since 2013 and are based at the London Bridge office.

Both are keen to build on the firm’s reputation for expertise in landlord and tenant law by assisting clients to prepare for the significant changes which the Renters (Reform) Bill will bring, particularly in the student accommodation sector.

The firm already has top tier rankings for Social Housing in the Legal directories. These promotions see Anthony Gold building on its current strengths in the private rented housing sector, where they recently secured Band 5 rankings for Real Estate Litigation in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Head of Housing, Andrew Brookes, said: “Sarah and Robin are true experts in residential landlord and tenant and housing law and are a wonderful addition to the partnership”.

* Disclaimer: The information on the Anthony Gold website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied.*
  • Anthony Gold is a multi-specialist London-based firm with a national reputation.

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