Yetunde Dania


Yetunde has over 20 years' experience of advising social housing sector and private sector landlords and their agents in relation to housing management and residential landlord and tenant non-contentious issues and disputes

In the social housing sector Yetunde has immense experience of providing advice on the wide spectrum of housing law issues, devising strategies for progressing cases in the most cost efficient manner, dealing with injunction and possession matters related to serious breaches of tenancy due to, for example, the most serious forms of anti-social and criminal behaviour, hoarding, unauthorised works by tenants to their property, subletting, tenancy fraud, failed succession and associated complicating factors such as mental health and Equality Act issues. Yetunde also defends landlords in private prosecutions in the Magistrates' court where it is alleged premises are prejudicial to health or amount to a statutory nuisance, she advises landlords where tenants allege they have breached their repair obligations.

In the private rented sector Yetunde has immense experience of providing advice on the ever developing and increasingly onerous spectrum of residential landlord and tenant legislation, associated regulations and she represents landlords in any litigation which arises as a consequence of this relationship regardless whether it is instigated by a landlord, their tenant or a local authority. Her work in this area includes serving notices and issuing proceedings in relation to seeking possession based on sections 8 and 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (as amended), applying breach of tenancy injunctions, advising on HMO issues, claims by tenants that their landlord has breached their repairing obligations, tenancy fraud issues, tenancy deposit, immigration and right to rent issues and negotiating settlements without the need for legal proceedings.

Yetunde is a regular speaker at social housing events and seminars as well as, in the private sector, events hosted by PropertyMark.

Yetunde is ranked as a notable practitioner by Chambers 2019.

Yetunde offers "in-dept sector knowledge and valuable expertise, which enables her to serve the needs of her clients in the region and beyond"

Legal 500 2018

"It has been a pleasure working with you.  In the 18 years I've been dealing with ASB cases I've worked with a lot of solicitors and you are up there amongst the best.  You know your stuff, you are able explain options to clients in terms they can understand, you have a realistic understanding of what's achievable and aren't afraid to push the boundaries a bit when it's warranted"

Karen Carr, Expert Practitioner for ASB Action Ltd
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Q&A on the Tenant Fees Act 2019

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Housing Litigation Update - Winter 2018/19

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

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Housing Litigation Update - Summer 2018

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Stock transfer housing associations and the use of mandatory Ground 7A

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Assured shorthold tenancies and the six month requirement

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