Hayley Prideaux

Hayley is a solicitor in our Litigation team

About Hayley

Hayley is a solicitor in our litigation team with a focus on property litigation. Hayley joined Kitsons in October 2018 following maternity leave after the birth of her son. Hayley is based in the Torquay office working with James Cross and Rhoda Honey.

Hayley qualified as a Solicitor in September 2011 and has a wide range of experience in dealing with disputes including consumer contracts, building disputes and claims under TOLATA.

Hayley specialises in residential property disputes including:

  • Neighbour disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Trespass
  • Rights of Way
  • Breach of Covenants
  • Nuisance actions
  • Possession of residential property including, Section 8 and 21 notices, possession proceedings and instructing Court bailiffs
  • Service charge disputes
  • General disputes between landlord and tenant.

Hayley also deals with matters involving the rights of tenants to purchase the Freehold title to their property and the Right to Manage process.

Recent Cases

  • Hayley has recently defended proceedings brought against a client for interference with a Right of Way.
  • Acting for a client in a case in the First Tier Property Tribunal in relation to an application to register a Right of Way with the Land Registry.
  • Hayley has recently acted and advised our client in a long-running and substantial boundary dispute.
  • Hayley has successfully obtained possession of a residential property and an Order for payment of rent arrears on behalf of a landlord.

Hayley is friendly and approachable, and she understands that costs are at the forefront of her clients’ minds. As a result, she takes a pragmatic approach to disputes and is an advocate for ADR. That said, she is a tenacious litigator and will do all she can to ensure the best result is achieved for her clients.

Outside of work Hayley enjoys swimming, travelling and reading, and spending time with her family.

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The Renters Reform Bill: The end of no-fault evictions

By: Hayley Prideaux

On 10 May 2022, in an historic event, HRH Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech setting out the government’s plan for the 2022/2023 session of Parliament. The Renters Reform Bill was announced which will:

Abolish ‘no fault’ section 21 evictions; Give landlords greater rights to regain possession of their properties when dealing...

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Residential eviction ban extended to 31st May 2021 in England

By: Hayley Prideaux

In addition to extending the eviction ban, the Government also confirmed that notice in respect of possession proceedings will now not default back to their original pre-Covid notice periods, but instead the current notice periods in England are to continue in place until 31st May 2021.

Court arrangements and rules have...

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Fitness for Human Habitation: Is Your Rented Property Acceptable?

By: Hayley Prideaux

It is estimated that 2.5-3 million people, including children, live in unsafe conditions (Shelter 2017). The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (“the Act”) aims to ensure that all landlords provide and maintain homes to an acceptable standard.

From 20 March 2019, landlords are required to ensure that their properties...

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