‘A Practical Guide to Security of Tenure in the Social Housing Sector in England’ by Patricia Tueje


Paperback: 978-1-914608-70-4
Published: June 2023
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This book focusses on the main grounds and key issues that most frequently arise in possession claims brought by the providers of social housing against their occupiers who enjoy varying degrees of security, ranging from licencees, to probationary and introductory tenants, to fully assured and secure tenants. It covers all stages of proceedings starting with pre-action conduct, such as compliance with the relevant pre-action protocol, notice requirements and review procedures, through to enforcement, emphasising requirements that are unique to social housing providers.

It addresses the necessary requirements of possession claims, common defences and counterclaims raised in response.


Patricia Tueje is a barrister at One Pump Court. She has practised housing law for over 20 years, and prior to becoming a barrister, worked in the statutory and voluntary housing sectors. She is particularly noted for her expertise in homelessness and landlord and tenant in Chambers & Partners UK. She specialises in all aspects of housing, property and related public law, including homelessness, landlord and tenant and leasehold disputes.

Patricia is co-chair of the Housing Law Practitioners’ Association, and a member of the Bar Council’s Race Training Delivery Panel.


Chapter One – Background
Chapter Two – Occupiers’ Status
Chapter Three – Initiating Possession
Chapter Four – Possession Proceedings
Chapter Five – Succession
Chapter Six – Termination by the Tenant