David Araya

David Araya

David Araya

Solicitor

David joined TV Edwards in 2015 from Philcox Gray, where he trained in housing and public law. Prior to this he gained experience in housing through working as a caseworker for Shelter. 

David specialises in all areas of housing law, including representing clients who are homeless, whose homes are in a poor state of repair, and who are defending possession proceedings on grounds of rent arrears, nuisance and other breaches of tenancy. He is particularly interested in the additional duties that local authorities and housing associations have towards people with physical or mental health issues, and he has secured compensation for breach of these duties. 

David also carries out Community Care work including homeless families who have no recourse to public funds, age disputes, unlawful detention of immigrants and children, and suitability of NASS accommodation. 

David is passionate about social justice and since 2012 he has been representing tenants facing eviction on the duty scheme at Woolwich County Court on a voluntary basis for Greenwich Housing Rights.