Tara is a Senior Associate in the Housing & Regeneration team.
Having worked exclusively with registered providers for over 14 years, she has a strong track record in all areas of housing management including leasehold management, possession, anti-social behaviour, contested succession, subletting and social housing fraud.
The majority of Tara’s time is spent advising on complex matters. This includes possession, anti-social behaviour injunctions including exclusion orders, defending environmental protection private prosecutions against registered providers in the Magistrates court, advising on issues raised by the Equality Act 2010 and dealing with contested successions and disrepair/ fitness actions
In addition, Tara also advises clients on issues of policy. She regularly provides training, surgeries and legal updates to clients on best practice to support the upskilling of in-house teams.
Tara advises housing officers within regional and national registered providers across the UK
Recent examples of how Tara has supported clients include:
- providing complex advice to a registered provider on granting excluded licences and the technical requirements a landlord needs to satisfy to grant such licences;
- achieving a compromise to include the withdrawal of the summons on a private prosecution under s.82 Environmental Protection Act ahead of the first hearing; and
- acted for a registered provider client in a possession case involving a Defendant with complex mental and physical equality act issues, working with the client, social services and the local council.