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Housing and Property

David Nuttall

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(Year of Call 2010)

Joined Chambers: 2011

Qualifications:

Oxford University: BA Jurisprudence, 2:1

Nottingham Law School: BVC Very Competent

Background:

David has developed a wealth of housing experience since he joined Chambers, both in social and private sector work. He appears for both landlords and tenants. David regularly conducts cases from first hearing to final trial, and will gladly settle pleading and provide comprehensive advices on all areas of housing law. He has particular experience drafting claims and defences in disrepair matters.

Housing

Notable social housing trials David has been instructed on involve:
• Properties used as drugs dens and to store firearms;
• Serious and constant noise nuisance;
• Defences brought under the Equality Act and Human Rights Act against all kinds of claims;
• Counterclaims for serious housing disrepair;
• Illegal subletting and other breaches of covenant;

In his private sector cases, David has also dealt with arguments over:
• The technical validity of s21 and s8 notices;
• Arguments over tenancy deposits;
• The existence of implied tenancies in trespasser cases;
• The extent to which the Human Rights Act applies to private landlords;
• Fraudulently constructed tenancy agreements;
• Mobile Homes Act cases.

Property

In the context of real property, David has extensive experience with mortgages and charges, having appeared in trials and Land Registry adjudications. He also has County Court and High Court experience with:
• Forfeiture and relief;
• Undue influence;
• Interpretation of break clauses;
• Distraint and CRAR;
• Adverse possession;
• Easements arising by implication;
• Dilapidations.

Further Information:

2010-2011: Before starting pupillage, David worked as a solicitors' agent. He gained extensive advocacy experience in front of every type of Judge.

2009-2010: Worked in the Pro-bono Law Clinic at Nottingham Law School

Memberships:

Inner Temple

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