Neil Brand is an experienced housing management lawyer who provides advice and consultancy support to both housing associations and local authorities.
Neil is a Partner at Bevan Brittan LLP with nearly 20 years’ experience. His knowledge ensures landlords are given effective advice on contentious matters across all forms of tenure, including secure and assured tenancies and leases, and conducting litigation such as possession, subletting and nuisance from the first stages through to completion.
Neil also advises social landlords on matters relating to disrepair, whether as stand-alone claims or as counterclaims to possession proceedings, based on rent arrears. His experience in assessing issues of liability and quantum mean that clients can be confident his advice on these issues is both accurate and reliable. He has an excellent track record of settling disrepair claims at an early stage, on favourable terms to his landlord clients, keeping the level of tenants’ legal costs minimised.
Neil regularly presents at lectures and seminars on a range of housing management issues, and has authored articles for trade publications, including Inside Housing, the Law Society Gazette and Lexis PSL.