Dorota Pawlowski


Dorota has over 20 years' experience in the residential property sector having started her housing career at Birmingham County Council.

Specialising in all aspects of issues that may face a residential landlord, Dorota advises registered providers in relation to anti-social behaviour, disrepair claims, illegal evictions, homelessness issues, and general tenancy matters ranging from illegal occupiers to hoarders and failed successions. Dorota also advises private landlords in relation to this sector that is becoming ever-more regulated and challenging including how to recover possession and the legal requirements to comply with before doing so. She regularly represents clients in the County Courts in applications for injunctions and possessions. She has advised extensively on the drafting of tenancy agreements and has reviewed registered providers' policies and procedures.

Dorota also speaks and trains regularly on all aspects of housing management issues both internally and externally such as at CIH events. She is a Committee member of the Social Housing Law Association and was instrumental in reforming the Midlands regional branch of this organisation which she now jointly chairs.

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Equality Act 2010 and suspension of warrants

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Unsuccessful public law defence to possession proceedings

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Damages in unlawful eviction cases

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Can a tenancy agreement be signed as an agent on behalf of a tenant?

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Subletting and unlawful profit orders

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