Alma joined TV Edwards in October 2022 shortly after being admitted as a solicitor. She assists clients with housing matters including defending possession proceedings brought for rent arrears, anti-social behaviour, or sub-letting; applications to set aside or appeal possession orders, applications to suspend warrants of eviction; claims for illegal eviction/harassment; applications for anti-social behaviour injunctions; homeless applications (reviews, appeals and Judicial Review proceedings), and claims for poor housing conditions.
As a trainee solicitor, Alma assisted a client that initially presented as street homeless, and a non-priority need decision had been made. Alma successfully obtained accommodation pending the review of the non-priority need decision and the Local Authority overturned the decision when the review concluded. As a result, the client was made an offer of suitable self-contained accommodation.
In a recent case, Alma was able to negotiate with a social landlord to persuade them to agree to a rent repayment schedule with Alma’s client to avoid a Possession Order being made against her.