Rhoda Honey

Rhoda is a Solicitor in our Property Litigation team

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About Rhoda

Rhoda is a solicitor in our litigation team in Torquay with a particular emphasis on property litigation, including residential tenancies. She has been with Kitsons since 2014, previously as a paralegal in our Plymouth office. Rhoda went on to complete a training contract in Commercial Property and Litigation, qualifying in 2016.

She specialises in:

  • Leasehold Extensions and Enfranchisement; Acting for either landlords and tenants in Lease Extensions, Right to Manage and Rights of Tenants to Acquire the Freehold
  • General Commercial and Residential disputes between landlord and tenant
  • Possession of Residential Property; Section 21 and 8 notices, notices to quit, proceedings, obtaining possession orders and bailiff instruction
  • Possession of Commercial property; Forfeiture, Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR), Defence of Relief from Forfeiture
  • General Litigation and Commercial contractual disputes

Rhoda also handles claims in connection with trespass, nuisance, boundary disputes, breach of covenants, service charges, dilapidations and adverse possession.

Recent Interesting Cases:

  • Housing Act; Acting in relation to a claim against a tenant for possession and rent arrears under section 8 of the Housing Act. The Defendant tenant sought a counterclaim for damages. Securing settlement, include possession of the property.
  • Leasehold extensions; Successfully securing lease extensions of residential flats on behalf of tenants
  • Part 55 Commercial Possession; Acting for a property investor in forfeiting a lease following non-payment of rent. Securing Judgment for rent arrears and possession
  • Fencing Easement; assisting in successful Court of Appeal decision on behalf of a local Golf Club.
  • Equality Act; Defending an action brought by a former tenant against a landlord of residential premises

Accolades and professional bodies

  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2016
  • Associate Member of Devon Landlords’ Association

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27/02/20

Landlords: does an incorrect date make a section 8 notice invalid?

By: Rhoda Honey

However…the recent Court of Appeal case of Pease v Carter and others 2020 may still allow you to gain possession of your property.

In the case of Pease, it was found that, despite the landlord having inserted the wrong date as the earliest date after which Court proceedings could be brought,...

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12/02/20

MEES Regulations: Landlords, are you ready for 1st April 2020?

By: Rhoda Honey

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“MEES Regulations 2020”), place EPC obligations on landlords. The MEES Regulations 2020 require landlords to make energy efficiency improvements to a sub-standard domestic property currently being let.

A sub-standard property is a property with a valid EPC rating of F...

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What you have said about working with Rhoda...

Kitsons immediately understood my problem even though I was out of my depth dealing with another firm of solicitors. They managed my case in good time resulting in full closure for me. A special mention should go to Rhoda Honey who was a comfort to work with. Clearly explained 'jargon' and personally ensured I was clear on my costs all the time. Thank you!

Everything was done smoothly; nothing was too much trouble, very good advice & a good service. Rhoda Honey is a credit to your Company.