A specialist in residential landlord and tenant disputes, Sarah is a senior associate and based in our London Bridge office. Her practice involves complex possession actions, disrepair 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.
Sarah 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 often assists landlords navigate the complex rules that apply to HMOs and provides practical advice when problems arise with tenants or the Council.
Sarah also advises universities and student accommodation providers and has a particular interest in the student rental market and the distinctive requirements of the sector.
One of Sarah’s strengths is vigorous attention to detail, an essential quality in landlord and tenant law where cases can hinge on a technicality. Her meticulous, methodical approach has resulted in her being involved in cases in the senior courts at the forefront of housing law developments. Sarah is not satisfied until she knows she has delivered work to the highest standard. She is reliable and committed to achieving the best results for her clients, who know that when she says she will do something, it will get done.
About Sarah Cummins
Member with the Housing Law Practitioners Association
Sarah is a successful legal writer and regularly contributes to publications by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Journal of Housing Law, the Law Society Property Practice magazine, and various other trade publications.
Sarah is a member of the Property Litigation Association.