Mary provides advice to clients on compliance with the Pre-Action Protocol for possession claims based on mortgage or home purchase plan arrears in respect of residential property, the Mortgage Repossession (Tenant Protection) Act 2010 and Civil Procedure Rules, part 55 which governs mortgages.
Mary utilises the Possession Claim Online (PCOL) service to provide a quick, efficient and cost effective service to clients.
"large enough to provide a comprehensive range of legal services while maintaining strong client relationships at partner level."
- Involved in a variety of applications to suspend possession warrants.
- A recent example is a case where the mortgaged property was unlawfully let.
The tenant made an application at court under the Mortgage Repossession (Protection of Tenants etc) Act 2012 to seek a temporary suspension of the Warrant to allow him additional time to find alternative accommodation. The tenant advised the court that he only rented one room in the house. The tenant’s application was dismissed as the tenant had no protection under the above Act as he was deemed a lodger and not a tenant.
"The property litigation team has an ability for nurturing talent. Professionally run and client-focused"
Mary has worked at Wright Hassall for in excess of 20 years, gaining experience in commercial litigation, property litigation and, in more recent years developing her specialism in the area of arrears recovery and mortgage possessions.