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Hodge Jones & Allen

Work Department

Housing & Property Disputes


Farzana Chowdhury is a Partner in the Housing department at Hodge Jones & Allen. She has worked at Hodge Jones & Allen since 2001, specialising in housing law during that time.

Farzana has experience dealing with a broad range of social housing law cases including disrepair, possession proceedings, unlawful eviction, harassment, discrimination and homelessness. Her particular interests lie in complex anti-social behaviour, succession, tenancy fraud and sub-letting cases. She also frequently acts for tenants who are vulnerable or have mental health issues and have required a much higher level of care and attention as a result.

Farzana passionately believes in access to justice for all and works closely with several external organisations, providing advice and assistance to ensure their clients are able to access appropriate legal advice wherever possible.

Farzana has dealt with a number of group litigation cases for tenants of social landlords affected by disrepair to their homes. She has managed to achieve agreements for block works as well as significant settlements for damages for her clients in these cases.


Farzana joined HJA in 2001. She was promoted to Associate and Partner in 2010


Fluent Bengali


Housing Law Practitioners Association


S.O.A.S, University of London (1997 LLB (Hons)), College of Law (1998 LPC)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Social housing: tenant

Hodge Jones & Allen has an established reputation regarding the public and administrative law elements of social housing matters. The ‘formidable‘ housing and property team, led by Jayesh Kunwardia, has developed a standalone discrimination practice, handling an increasing number of judicial reviews challenging the suitability of accommodation, as well as advising on possession, illegal eviction, and anti-social behaviour injunctions. The ‘brilliant’ and ‘fearless’ Sophie Bell acts for vulnerable tenants, handling homeless reviews and appeals, and possession and eviction matters. Farzana Chowdhury focuses on defending possession cases involving nuisance and anti-social behaviour, tenancy fraud, subletting, and succession, and led a successful Court of Appeal case concerning succession to a secure tenancy. Disrepair is a growing area for the group and a strong focus for Daniel Fitzpatrick, and he was also one of the lead housing solicitors on the Grenfell inquiry. A niche area of development for the team includes advising victims of violence and trafficking, with an increasing number of instructions from women’s charities. Bahareh Amani was promoted to partner in May 2022 and is taking an increasingly leading role within the team.