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Sanctum Consultants provide a number of specialist services for Housing, Nuisance and Noise related issues, and can arrange legal advice for Clients through a network of experienced legal representatives further details of our specialist services can accessed through:

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On  6 April 2006, the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) was introduced under Part 1 of the new Housing Act 2004; to assess statutory minimum standards for all dwelling houses in England and Wales.

Whereas the previous Fitness Standard for dwellings, first introduced over 80 years ago, took a 'bricks and mortar' approach; HHSRS is an evidence-based risk assessment procedure, which takes a holistic health, safety and welfare approach.

The principle behind the rating system is that a dwelling; including the structure, associated outbuildings, garden, yard, and/ or other amenity space, should provide a safe and healthy environment for the occupants and any visitors. All landlords and owner occupiers have a duty to ensure that their properties comply with HHSRS requirements. We can carry out HHSRS assessments on behalf of landlords, agents and tenants. More about HHSRS

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Noisedirect has a wealth of information on noise nuisance, case studies, successful legal cases and details about our range of services. We can carry out nuisance assessments, acoustic monitoring, and provide Home Buyers and Sellers Noise Reports. Our low cost fixed fee Noisedirect Consultations provide instant, professional advice for noise sufferers or anyone else who wants to know more about any noise related issue.

 

Our advice service provides a one stop shop for consumers, businesses and other agencies to access expert advice on a range of issues that can affect them when dealing with regulatory council departments (planning, licensing, environmental health, building control or trading standards). We can help by researching official documents and records for details of property history / land ownership/health impacting issues for legal disputes and cases. We can provide risk assessments, consumer reports and provide practical help for customer care issues, without resorting to legal action. Whether you need advice on how to obtain building quotes, prepare specifications or need to know how to take action for faulty goods or issues that affect the use and occupation of your home, we can provide the answer in a low cost 30 minute fixed fee telephone consultation(£39 plus VAT). Our range of services include:

Nuisance

In principle, almost anything which stops anyone from exercising and enjoying their rights can be deemed a nuisance under common law. A private nuisance results from an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of their land or some right over or in connection with it. A statutory nuisance is an act or omission, which has been designated a nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. We carry out nuisance assessments for individuals affected by statutory or private nuisances. Our Section 82 Advice Pack enables anyone affected by a statutory nuisance to instigate low cost proceedings for the abatement of a nuisance in the Magistrates Court.

Legal

All our advice is provided in accordance with the statutory defined role of Environmental Health Practitioners, for the assessment of conditions that can give rise to nuisance or impact on public health. We are not licensed by the SRA to carry out legal work and do not provide legal representation or act as advocates on behalf of any party. We do have experience of working with Solicitors and Barristers who are experienced in environmental and public law and extensive experience of Court procedures and protocols.

The Bar Council’s Bar Directory is the official directory of Barristers of the General Council of the Bar for England and Wales and can be used to find a suitably qualified and competent Barrister.

The Law Society for England and Wales provides a searchable database of solicitors including firms with the Law Society's Lexcel accreditation.  The directory can be used to find a suitable advocate to represent your interests.  

If you are daunted by the process of selecting a suitable Barrister and need help and advice on choosing a suitably qualified and skilled advocate, then our advisers can help you select the right person for your case.

Our advice service offers a fixed Fee Barrister Service £125 (plus VAT) to locate a suitable Barrister for any type of legal issue you may have such as; property, consumer, employment or family matter. You still retain control of the case, but we can use our knowledge to advise you on which set of Chambers is likely to have the relevant expertise. In some case because of our knowledge base we can put you in touch with Barristers who carry out pro bono or reduced fee work. At Simple Advice Direct we advise you on how to negotiate fees and help you to collate paperwork and prepare and draft your instructions to your Barrister of choice. We can also help you draft and prepare witness statements for legal cases.

To discuss your individual requirements contact us

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