Timothy Waitt is a solicitor and partner in the housing team at Anthony Gold Solicitors. His has been described as “First Rate” and ‘the future of tenant housing law’ by the Legal 500 Directory.
Timothy has been working in landlord and tenant law for the past 12 years. He grew up in South London, studied in South Wales and trained at a niche housing practice before joining Anthony Gold Solicitors.
His work focuses on repair issues, both defending landlords and advising tenants.
Timothy has developed an increasing specialism in damp and mould cases, helping tenants sue their landlords and prosecute them in the Criminal courts.
His interest developed while living in a damp and mouldy basement flat himself. Fortunately he could move before his daughter was born, but from then on he has had profound sympathy for people stuck in such accommodation.
These cases involve leaks and pure condensation damp and mould problems. His clients have successfully forced landlords to pay fines, compensation and carry out major improvements and repair works. I blogged about his work here.
Damp and mould problems are highly technical and Timothy has a keen interest in the sciences and these issues fascinate him. As his blog post here illustrates, he tackles the issues in terms of a beer!
Timothy is speaking at the Landlord Law Conference about these important issues. He said:
“Damp and mould issues are incredibly important for landlords. If they don’t take action they risk criminal prosecution and fines. These are major issues that may prevent them being licensed under the Housing Act 2004.
They also face compensation claims for damaged health. What might cost a few hundred pounds to sort out could costs many thousands. I’m exicted about talking on these issues at the Landlord Law Conference.”