David Araya

David Araya

David Araya

Solicitor

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

Having previously worked as a caseworker at the housing charity, Shelter, David is passionate about social justice. As a trainee solicitor, David represented tenants facing eviction on the duty scheme at Woolwich County Court on a voluntary basis for Greenwich Housing Rights. David now uses his advocacy skills as duty solicitor for occupiers facing eviction at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court and the Stratford Housing Centre.