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Yetunde Dania

Yetunde Dania

Partner โ€“โ€“โ€“ Birmingham

Yetunde has over 18 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 and described as "very competent, well regarded and liked by clients" (Chambers 2019).

Legal 500 2018 describes Yetunde as offering "in-depth sector knowledge and valuable expertise, which enables her to serve the needs of her clients in the region and beyond" (Legal 500 2018).