Haroon Sarwar

Haroon Sarwar

Haroon Sarwar

Consultant Solicitor

Haroon joined TV Edwards as a consultant solicitor in May 2011 following the merger with Blacklaws Davis. He has a broad range of experience with a career which started out in a small niche Housing practice and then progressed to inhouse practice for a large insurance company. More recently, Haroon was employed as an inhouse solicitor for a large property services group providing litigation support as a solicitor to freehold investment  companies and leasehold managing agent companies.

Haroon has acted as a solicitor for both tenants and landlords for over 10 years. He specializes in possession claims, disrepair, and homelessness cases.

Notable cases:

Holden v. Sutton [2004] EWCA Civ 1835 3/12/4 March 2005 LAG

The Court dismissed the Council’s appeal against the County Court Judge’s decision to award the applicant his costs of his appeal against its review decision that he was not homeless.  By the time of the first appeal hearing the Council had agreed to conduct another review (and had invited the applicant to make a second homeless application) rendering the substantive appeal academic.  Nonetheless the judge applied Boxhall v. WFBC [2001] 5/1/01 LTL and awarded the applicant his costs as it was plain that he would have been successful on the appeal.  The Council had contended that matters had been raised for the first time in the appeal process whereas the judge found that it clearly had been informed of some of those matters prior to the review decision being made.

Peabody Trust v. Evison

​Successfully defended a multi-track claim for possession against a tenant who was more than 53 weeks in arrears with his rent. The claim was defended on the basis that it would not be reasonable to make an order for possession and the bringing of possession proceedings amounted to discrimination for the purposes of s.15 of the Equality Act 2010.

Panel Memberships: Housing Law Practitioners Association