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Social Housing

With 3.8 million social housing properties in the UK, social housing claims are a major concern for insurers. However, due to the statutory framework in place, many claims can be successfully repudiated with a "technical defence".

Langleys’ social specialists have acted for social housing providers for more than 25 years.  We have expert knowledge in the specialist area of law, a reputation for successfully defending claims and recovering costs.

The team’s expertise includes:

  • Occupiers’ Liability Acts claims
  • The Defective Premises Act 1972
  • The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • Nuisance
  • Subsidence
  • Rights of way
  • McGeown defences
  • Fire damage claims
  • Stock transfer/indemnity issues
  • Policy coverage


Tony Boyes

Head of Occupational Disease