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Helena Bannister



Helena is an experienced and highly regarded property litigator.

She covers all property litigation disciplines and works for a wide range of clients from national retailers, large corporate portfolio clients, landed estates and developers, to small owner managed businesses and individuals.

Recent work includes:

  • Acted for residential managing agents in high value/complex residential service charge disputes and other general legal advice.
  • Acted in a £1.2mill business and property courts foreclosure of charge action relating to a building agreement dispute.
  • Advising owner of development site on rights of light and related covenants. Assisting with insurance and tactical issues at pre-action stage.

Helena specialises in acting for landlords, tenants, property managers and freehold owners in all areas of property litigation, including:

  • Lease renewals
  • Service charge disputes (commercial and residential)
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Rights of way
  • Rights of light
  • Boundary disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Break notices
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Insolvency issues
  • Forfeiture and section 146 Notices
  • Rent recovery
  • Breach of covenant
  • Property related professional negligence claims
  • Advice, assistance and guidance for property professionals
  • Disrepair (Leasehold Property Repairs Act, Jervis v Harris, Dilapidations)
  • First Tier Property Tribunal applications (s27(a), Section 20, Rule 13 Costs)
  • Mediation and ADR
  • Possession / Trespass / Squatter claims (commercial/residential)
  • Upper Tier Tribunal applications re appeals

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