Sharon Garrity Chartered Legal Executive
“Prompt, clear, professional.”
Sharon advises social landlords on a broad range of housing management matters. Sharon is experienced in dealing with residential landlord and tenant property disputes and also advises high net worth clients in property litigation matters.
Main areas of practice
Sharon has substantial experience in drafting tenancy agreements and advising on all types of proceedings for possession across all tenures, including rent arrears, breaches of tenancy, anti-social behaviour, squatters and other unlawful occupiers. She also advises on demotion proceedings.
Sharon gives advice on disrepair issues and leaseholder/service charge disputes.
Her clients include social landlords, housing associations, registered providers and local authorities.
Sharon has considerable experience of injunctions for anti-social behaviour and breach of tenancy, including denial of access for gas inspections. She is also experienced in committal proceedings for non-compliance.
Articles by Sharon
The amount of home loss payments payable when tenants are displaced by redevelopment etc. has been increased.
Landlords of residential property are reminded that, further to the Deregulation Act 2015, for fixed term assured short-hold tenancies that were granted pre-6 April 2007, a deposit taken in relation to that tenancy must be protected.
The section 8 notice (Notice of Seeking Possession) has been amended to take into account the changes brought in by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Related Knowledge & Resources
While we await the new date for the Property Boundaries Bill to be considered in the House of Commons Our expert looks at the Bill and how it will revolutionise boundary disputes.
A recent case has updated the law on refusing consent (to assign, sublet, change use etc) on the basis that the tenant might acquire the freehold: it will be harder to do so in some modern leases.
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal is a stark example of the effect conduct has on the court's discretion to grant an injunction.