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Samuel Waritay - property and housing law barrister

Samuel Waritay is a property and housing law barrister. He is a member of the Inner Temple and was called to the Bar in 1993. Initially Samuel practiced as a common law barrister in the fields of housing, employment, criminal and immigration law. In 1999 Samuel became a member of Arden Chambers the leading social housing law chambers. In August 2005 after six and a half years at Arden Chambers Samuel decided to set up chambers as a sole practitioner.

Quality Assurance

Samuel takes great care to treat all clients with courtesy and sensitivity. He provides at all times a high quality service giving clear practical advice in the shortest possible time as well as presenting cases in their most effective and favourable light.

Scope of Practice

  • Commercial property advice and litigation
  • Leases
  • Building disputes
  • Service charge disputes
  • Right to Buy/Acquire
  • Possession proceedings
  • Breach of covenant and Forfeiture
  • Adverse possession
  • Disrepair
  • Trespass and boundary disputes
  • Easements
  • Unlawful eviction
  • Nuisance
  • HHSRS and HMO Licences under Housing Act 2004 
  • Judicial Review and Human Rights
  • Succession under the Housing Acts
  • Disability discrimination in housing
  • Homelessness and allocations

Samuel Waritay is able to offer the following services:

  • Legal advice (including at short notice)
  • Drafting of legal documents
  • Advocacy
  • Litigation (including strategy)
  • Mediation

Public Access 

Samuel Waritay is also accredited to undertake public access work. Click here for more details.

Client Profile

  • Commercial landlords and tenants
  • Local housing authorities
  • Registered social landlords
  • Owner-occupiers
  • Leaseholders
  • Social housing and private sector tenants
  • Homeless persons


A quotation for work to be undertaken is available upon request from Samuel Waritay. Click here


Samuel Waritay is able to have conferences at solicitors’ offices or alternatively at conference rooms in Holborn.


Samuel Waritay is currently the housing contributor for the Local Government Precedents and Procedures (Sweet & Maxwell) loose leaf volumes. Samuel is a regular contributor to the New Law Journal and the ILEX journal. Click here for previous articles and updates.

Practice Development

Samuel Waritay is informed of the latest developments in his chosen fields. Samuel has an extensive library of legal materials including the Housing Law Reports, Journal of Housing Law and Woodfall Landlord and Tenant. Samuel also subscribes to Lawtel the daily online legal updater.

Samuel also maintains a regular internal updater service which is then compiled and sent as a half yearly update to all clients.

Samuel Waritay is working towards Quality Mark, the standard used by the Bar Council and the Legal Services Commission to identify and underpin all services provided for the community legal service.


Samuel Waritay provides seminars to the entire spectrum of housing and property professionals. This includes solicitors, housing advisers and housing officers. All seminars can be accredited with CPD points if appropriate. Please contact Samuel if you would like him to provide a seminar.


The Chambers of Samuel Waritay is committed to the Bar Council's Equality Code. Samuel Waritay does not, either directly or indirectly, discriminate against anyone on the grounds of age, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion or political persuasion. Samuel is committed to treating every person on a fair and equal basis.




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