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Karl Anders

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Housing Litigation & Management




Karl is head of Walker Morris’ Housing Litigation & Management Team advising social and private sector landlords on all areas of residential landlord and tenant law. Karl is particularly recognised for his expertise in respect of occupational tenancy possession actions relating to all types of tenure, possession claims against trespassers, lease forfeiture and anti-social behaviour injunctions.

Karl’s clients include lending institutions, fixed charge receivers, registered providers of social housing, nationally recognised letting agencies and the largest UK supplier of student and key worker accommodation.

Karl has been instrumental in developing the firm’s case management system for arrears-based residential possession claims (Freehome™). This innovative service provides clients with secure online access to up to date information and reports regarding their cases and has a direct interface with the HM Court Service’s PCOL website.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Walker Morris LLP’s ‘highly experienced and effective team’ is ‘one of the best in the North of the country’ and is ‘first class in all respects’. Clients praise team co-heads Andrew Beck and Martin McKeague; Beck is ‘excellent’ and McKeague is ‘focused, pragmatic, proactive and tenacious’. Highlights included assisting Legal and Contingency with enforcing a prescriptive right of way, representing the Coal Authority in a claim relating to the recovery of royalties payable under an agreement for the extraction of minerals and importation of waste, and acting for Plesvale in the High Court against a tenant seeking declaratory relief. Malcolm Simpson is also singled out as ‘a brilliant all-rounder and tough litigator’; he regularly acts for developers in disputes arising from option agreements, contracts, planning promotion agreements and supply chain issues. Other noteworthy individuals include Karl Anders and senior associate Ruth Ormrod, who focuses on landlord and tenant matters.

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Social housing

Within: Social housing

Walker Morris LLP ‘provides an excellent level of service across the board’ and ‘easily understands the intricacies of any deal it is involved in’. Department head Chris Woodthorpe is ‘one of the best people in the market’ and advises government departments, local authorities, developers and contractors; recent mandates include advising North Lincolnshire County Council on a city centre regeneration for social housing, assisting the Cabinet Office with the disposal and development of a mixed tenure scheme including affordable units and retirement living accommodation, and handling the acquisition of units at Stonebroom Alfreton for Rykneld Homes. Clients also single out housing management and litigation expert Karl Anders, who is assisting a social housing provider with changes derived from the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 and associated Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2016. Consultant Richard Auton is recommended for local housing company delivery structures.

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