Sharon Garrity Chartered Legal Executive

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“Prompt, clear, professional.”

Mr B Southampton
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.

Clients

Her clients include social landlords, housing associations, registered providers and local authorities.

Significant experience

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.

Expertise

Sharon’s Blog

Anti-Social Behaviour reforms delayed

Commencement of Part I of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (in part) has been delayed, and is unlikely to be introduced until January 2015.

Articles by Sharon

Home loss payments

News

The amount of home loss payments payable when tenants are displaced by redevelopment etc. has been increased.

Tenancy Deposits – deadline looming for protection against penalties

News

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.

Housing Act 1988 – Amendment to Notice of Seeking Possession (section 8 notice)

News

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

Boundary disputes to be overhauled

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.

Landlords' consent: when can landlords refuse for fear of enfranchisement?

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.

Rights to Light update: How your behaviour with neighbours will impact your risk of an injunction

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.

A Guide to Civil Penalties for Landlords

Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016