John BellContact me
How can I help you?
I look to gain a positive outcome for clients who need help with their housing issues and queries. I deal with Housing Disrepair, Rent Issues and assist colleagues with other cases such as Anti-Social Behaviour injunctions and Committal cases. Our firm offers Legal aid, Private and/or Conditional Fee Agreement (no win/no fee) in these cases depending on eligibility.
Some people may not be able to manage their rent due to unforeseen circumstances or simply a change in benefits can cause rent arrears to build up. Regardless of the reason, my job is to try and resolve this dilemma by negotiating with your landlord in an attempt to avoid the matter being taken to court.
Also, if you’ve been complaining to your landlord in relation to repairs at your property to no avail, we may be able to assist you with this and in some cases obtain some compensation for the inconvenience this has caused, during the time period you’ve been reporting the disrepair. In light of the above, if there are rent arrears this can also be a useful tool in tackling rent arrears if compensation is awarded in your case.
A little about me.
I personally really enjoy the sense of achievement from a successful outcome. Being able to offer this to somebody else when they are in a difficult position is really self-rewarding. Whether this be eradicating damp or disrepair from a tenants property or assisting them in defending a possession claim for rent arrears, the positive change this can have on that individual is a great feeling for both the client and myself.
I’ve worked for Broudie Jackson Canter since 2009. Initially joining as an apprentice studying business administration, my tasks consisted of photocopying, postal duties and general administration. When an opportunity arose I applied for a job in the accounts department and was trained to bill Legal Aid files. Since then I have gained valuable experience in Immigration, Prison Law, Accounts/legal aid billing and Conveyancing before joining the Housing department in 2016 as a paralegal, and attaining the role of Associate and Litigation Executive in 2021.
John was very easy to deal with and did all of the work for me. He kept me informed every step of the way and I particularly liked how quick and efficient the claim was dealt with.
- Miss Tracy Clark