Astraea Linskills make double appointment to form Housing Disrepair Team

One of Liverpool’s fastest growing law firms Astraea Linskill’s has made a double appointment to manage a newly formed Housing Disrepair team. 

The shortage in affordable housing and interest rate rises has seen massive growth in the rental market and this in turn has exacerbated the growing number of client enquiries regarding Housing Disrepair and associated landlord responsibilities.

Sandra Craig, who has worked with some of the region’s top law firms has joined as Head of Housing Disrepair, she is supported by Albie Johnson as a Senior Litigator.  The duo will work alongside Astraea Linskill’s award-winning and dedicated Welfare Benefits team and together will provide a one-stop-shop for welfare benefit and housing repair related matters.

Sandra has over 30 years’ experience within the legal profession and a wealth of experience in housing disrepair, with particular focus on claims against Social Housing landlords.  During this time, Sandra has dealt with hundreds of claims representing both Claimants and Defendants with a strong history of success.  In addition, to making sure that repairs are undertaken, Sandra has been very successful in recovering compensation for tenants in housing disrepair claims.  She has the benefit of many years’ experience in assessing whether any other possible causes of action can be brought, such as a claim for personal injury if the client has suffered injury or their health has deteriorated as a result of the disrepair in the property.

On joining Astraea Linskills Sandra said:

“Representing clients in claims against Social Housing Landlords is not just about getting the repairs carried out or even recovering compensation – it’s also about being a voice for our clients.  Too often Social Housing tenants’ concerns are simply ignored, and they are left to live in horrendous and unhabitable conditions.  Everyone has the right to live in a property that is free from disrepair and is fit for human habitation”.

Albie Johnson has worked in the legal sector for over 18 years specialising in personal injury. Over the past three years Albie’s main focus has been housing disrepair, predominantly representing tenants against Social Housing landlords. 

Albie said:

“I am so excited to be part of the Astraea Linskills story. Since moving into the area of housing disrepair I have found a real passion in helping social housing tenants.”

Sara Perishine, Director, said:

“This double appointment shows our commitment to provide a full legal service to those who often find themselves in intolerable living conditions. We know that our Housing Disrepair Team will achieve great results for clients and change people’s lives.”

Astraea Linskill’s, with offices on Castle Street, was formed in 2016 and has become one of Liverpool’s leading law firms offering a wide range of legal services

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