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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02/12/20

Prempeh v Lakhany 2020: Section 8 Notice Validity

By: Rhoda Honey

This question was considered by the Court of Appeal in the recent case of Prempeh v Lakhany .

In Prempeh v Lakhany 2020, a section 8 notice was served in respect of rent arrears.

The section 8 notice was signed by the landlord’s agent, not the landlord, and gave the name, address...

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03/11/20

Landlords: An update on giving notice of seeking possession

By: Rhoda Honey Notice of seeking possession

The notice periods contained in the two types of statutory possession notices have been increased, which are detailed below:

Section 21 notice – no fault notice

The current minimum notice period required is 6 months. This applies to notices served from and including 29 August 2020 to 31 March...

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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.