Birmingham City Council

Homes & Neighbourhoods Law

Feizal Hajat OBE is the Head of Housing & Community Safety Law and leads the team.

Feizal has over 20 years experience of working in local government and has particular expertise in tackling Anti-Social Behaviour. Feizal has worked closely with National Government in developing the law and public policy relating to ASB. He has delivered training for the Home Office's Anti-Social Behaviour Unit. Feizal is currently a member of the Coalition Government’s Anti-Social Behaviour Network and ACPO Gang Network. In 2011, Feizal was awarded an OBE in recognition for his work in tackling anti-social behaviour both locally and nationally.

THE TEAM

  • deals with anti-social behaviour, domestic violence and hate crime
  • works in both the County and Magistrates courts and has extensive experience of applying for injunctions in relation to anti-social behaviour orders, possession orders, parenting orders, individual support orders and drug prevention orders
  • works closely with the Safer Birmingham Partnership
  • is involved with developing policies and procedures relating to crime and disorder
  • deals with complex homelessness and housing management work, including breaches of tenancy agreements, lodgers in occupation, unauthorised occupants and illegal evictions
  • deals with disrepair claims in the County Court and with some rent arrears possession claims, as well as evictions and suspension of warrants of execution
  • contests CFA/Publicly funded matters
  • provides advice and guidance to Homeless Services on homelessness law, policy and procedure
  • works in partnership with Housing on Decent Homes work and obtaining injunctions against tenants who fail to allow access for electrical works

Contact Details:

Feizal Hajat
Head of Housing & Community Safety Law

Tel: 0121-303 9289
Email: feizal.hajat@birmingham.gov.uk