Naomi joined TV Edwards from Brent Community Law Centre, where she specialised in housing law. Naomi has over 10 years experience of social welfare law gained whilst volunteering at Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureau as a generalist advisor and Greenwich Housing Rights as part of the duty advisor scheme at Woolwich County Court
Naomi is particularly passionate about the rights of private tenants and educating tenants about their legal rights.
Naomi has also provided training to voluntary organisations on the areas of legal aid and housing law in addition to providing outreach work as part of a youth homelessness project to young people between the ages of 18-25yrs.
Naomi is the author of the Tenant’s Rights Manual: The Essential Guide to Renting which provides tenants with information and advice on their legal rights. The book was borne out of personally having to challenge a landlord and letting agent and understanding the frustration that someone with no legal knowledge would experience if faced with the same situation.
Naomi is the founder of TenancyRights ® a not-for profit organisation which provides tenants with information, legal updates and developments in housing and landlord & tenant law.
In what spare time Naomi has, she enjoys reading, writing and travelling. Her favourite genre of books is historical fiction.
Area/s of specialism
Naomi is experienced in all areas of housing law including defending possession proceedings for rent arrears, anti-social behaviour and other breaches of the tenancy; challenging homelessness decisions and disrepair claims.
Naomi has been successful in obtaining substantial financial compensation for tenants subject to disrepair, in one case obtaining £15,000 for a tenant who was unable to utilise the bedroom in her property because of damp and mould caused by a defective damp proof course.
The Tenant’s Rights Manual: The Essential Guide to Renting (1st Edition)