Forbes is at the leading edge in the area of gas servicing access. We work with a number of Housing Associations and Local Authorities to develop key procedures to enable them to gain access to properties as soon as possible without incurring significant costs.
Stuart Penswick has assisted a number of social housing organisations in formulating an internal gas servicing procedure which proves an extremely useful tool when the time comes for external auditing.
Forbes has considerable experience in assisting in the drafting of suitably worded letters at the pre-action stage which, when combined with the appropriate visits, should prove effective in securing the requisite defence pursuant to regulation 39.
Forbes is able to advise on the most meritorious means of attempting to gain access to the property. In line with the Key Lines of Enquiry, Forbes recommend the use of injunctive proceedings and have developed a range of standardised documents which facilitate a swift turnaround once attempts to gain access to the property by you as landlord have been exhausted.
Where it is felt that the injunctive route may not be the most appropriate, Forbes is able to advise on the most suitable alternative route for possession. Forbes has experience of securing full possession order for non compliance with a tenancy agreement for failure to allow access for gas servicing.
Forbes is also able to offer advice on the potential for the use of warrants to gain access pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 or the Housing Act 2004.
Forbes is also able to call on their links with Gas Servicing Auditors Morgan Lambert when asked to address technical and operational issues involving gas servicing.
Clients rate Forbes Solicitors for its 'prompt action', 'flexibility' and 'very customer-focused approach'
2017 edition Legal 500
You were professional and well organised allowing for the court process to run flawlessly.
2011 Legal 500: The team at Forbes is 'responsive and proactive'.
Forbes are so attentive, always follow things up and are excellent value for money.
Chambers 2017: "They are friendly, professional, extremely effective advocates who always seek the best possible outcome."
2016 Legal 500: The 'holistic, fastidious and effective' team at Forbes Solicitors is noted for its 'wealth of sector knowledge'.