William Okoya

Call: 1989 

“He has the edge in understanding how clients operate”

Chambers and Partners

Practice Summary

William was a senior legal officer for a local authority and a legal manager for a large scale voluntary transfer RSL prior to practice at the Bar. He advises and represents both public sector landlords and their tenants. He is listed as a leading barrister in housing in Chambers UK.

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Housing

Housing management; stock transfer; housing allocation schemes; homelessness; housing benefit; grants and subsidies; right to buy; housing conditions and disrepair; unlawful eviction.

Local Government

Constitutional and administrative regulation; framework arrangements; powers; judicial review; local government liability; human rights; standards and ethics; best value; finance; grants and subsidies; re-generation; public/private sector arrangements; contracts; procurement; acquisition, disposal and management of housing; environmental health and protection; ant-social behaviour.

Regulatory

Status; powers; regulation; contracts; acquisition, disposal and management of housing; landlord and tenant; leases and tenancy agreements; security of tenure; possession proceedings; rents and service charges; right to buy and right to acquire; housing conditions and disrepair; anti-social behaviour; human rights.

Residential and Commercial Landlord & Tenant

Residential and commercial: rent review; possession proceedings; lease renewal; rents and service charges.


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