Manjit Mandair

Associate Solicitor
Housing & Social Care
Property Litigation

  • “Manjit is a dedicated housing & public law solicitor who has built up a strong reputation for tackling and winning complex challenging cases.”

    Chambers UK

  • “Manjit is hard-working, committed to clients and excellent at building relationships, as well as very practical in terms of outcomes.

    Legal 500

  • "She extracts the best result from the case and is very determined and hardworking."

    Legal 500

What the directories say about Manjit

“Manjit is a dedicated housing & public...

“Manjit is a dedicated housing & public law solicitor who has built up a strong reputation for tackling and winning complex challenging cases.”

Chambers UK

“Manjit is hard-working, committed to clients...

“Manjit is hard-working, committed to clients and excellent at building relationships, as well as very practical in terms of outcomes.

Legal 500

"She extracts the best result from...

"She extracts the best result from the case and is very determined and hardworking."

Legal 500

"Manjit Mandair is exceptionally clever and...

"Manjit Mandair is exceptionally clever and has housing law at her fingertips. She is known in the housing world for her hard work and dedication. She has spent long weekends challenging LAA decisions for emergency funding, only to secure favourable outcomes for her clients. She gives her clients clear advice and seeks early and favourable outcomes to her cases."

Legal 500 2021

Manjit’s notable cases

  • Representing a protected rent act tenant Claimant in relation to harassment/illegal eviction and trespass by her landlord securing a global settlement of £175,000 without a trial. The dispute had been on-going for some 20 years before Manjit was instructed with previous professionals unable to resolve the dispute.
  • A freeholder failed to carry out remedial works to our leasehold client’s property in accordance with a court order, this firm issued enforcement proceedings. As a result the case has been settled with the remedial works having been carried out and a sum of £33,671.72 being set off against our client’s service charge arrears.
  • Manjit represented a client in obtaining an injunction against a private landlord requiring him to stop harassing her client and to reinstate the heating and hot water at our client’s property. At trial the client has been awarded £20,400.00 damages and his legal costs.
  • Manjit was instructed by the Official Solicitor on behalf of a vulnerable defendant accused of serious allegations of antisocial behaviour. She avoided an outright possession order being made and relied on public law arguments. As a result our client was provided with alternative accommodation. Manjit has settled numerous antisocial behaviour cases offering alternatives to outright possession orders being made, including signposting our clients to receive support to continue to live independently.
  • She regularly defends claims of possession involving allegations of non-occupation, fraud and subletting, in one such case involving two local authorities jointly operating to gather surveillance evidence to support their claim the claim was dismissed on assessment of the examination of evidence.
  • Manjit was recently instructed by a Lasting Power of Attorney to apply to Court to obtain a possession order on behalf of an 84 year old client who was being safeguarded by the local authority in a care home due to concerns that her son and his partner refused to leave her home and alleged that substantial funds had been withdrawn from her accounts. A possession claim and urgent application to expedite proceedings was issued at Court and a possession order made in favour of her client.
  • Manjit successfully represented a tenant with a Buddleia growth which had caused extensive damage to an external wall requiring the demolition of part of the property. Our client was permanently moved and received significant compensation. Manjit routinely assists tenants and leaseholders with disrepair matters including securing remedial works to be carried out and obtaining damages on behalf of her clients.
  • Manjit has enabled clients to re-enter their properties after an eviction has been carried out.
  • Manjit prevented the eviction of a tenant owing over £10,000 rent arrears to the local authority relying on public law grounds.

Manjit's client feedback

“Manjit represented me and saw the...

“Manjit represented me and saw the case through with the best possible outcome; the eviction was overturned and the further issues regarding council tax were successful at the tribunal. The judge commented specifically on how well the case had been prepared.”

Client review

“Manjit is an extremely efficient, knowledgeable...

“Manjit is an extremely efficient, knowledgeable and hard-working solicitor.”

Client review

“Manjit was extremely understanding, non-judgmental and...

“Manjit was extremely understanding, non-judgmental and her professionalism put me at ease.”

Client review

Insights from ManjitVIEW ALL

  1. 19.5.2021

    Osbornes Secures Client Home From Possession...

    Osbornes Law was instructed by the Defendant to represent her to defend the possession proceedings issued by her daughter, the...

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  2. 21.1.2021

    Possession Proceedings: Untidy property

    Manjit Mandair, Housing Solicitor in the Housing and Social department assisted an exceptional vulnerable client whose landlord wanted possession of...

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  3. 22.12.2020

    Osbornes win landmark Appeal in Housing...

    The housing team at Osbornes have won a landmark appeal which has the potential to impact individuals living in cramped...

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  4. 9.10.2019

    Have you been affected by the...

    Are you a tenant, landlord or homeowner affected by the flooding caused by the burst water pipe in Finsbury Park,...

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