Shamin joined Wallace LLP in 2013 and specialises in Leasehold Enfranchisement. With invaluable experience and knowledge in this niche area of law Shamin regularly deals with lease extensions and freehold enfranchisement claims that settle amicably or are determined at the First tier Tribunal or the County Courts, and has pursued matters to appeal at the Upper Tribunal, and the Court of Appeal.
He also has specialist knowledge in the Right to Manage, the Right of First Refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and litigation in respect of breach of residential lease covenants. Shamin is recommended by the independent directory Legal 500 which describes him as a “Strong associate”.
Highlights of Shamin’s work and experience include:
- Acting for one of London’s prominent Landlords in hundreds of enfranchisement cases per year.
- Acted for major developer and university institution on block lease extension applications.
- Acted for major landlord’s extensive property portfolio in London and the sale of over 100 freehold ground rents, at auction, under section 5B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.
- Acting for groups of leaseholders on their collective right to acquire the freehold and in bulk lease extension applications in Enfield Middlesex.
- Acting for several landlord’s in litigation for breach of lease covenants
- Handling successful missing landlord applications for lease extensions and freehold enfranchisement
- Acting for major landlord in taking enfranchisement claims to appeal to the Upper Tribunal and the Court of Appeal
- Presentation and seminars to groups of leaseholders and private landlords at Conferences and Exhibitions (e.g. the Landlord and Letting show in Barbican London).
- “Highly Commended” at the 2012 Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards (ERMAs) for his expertise in leasehold enfranchisement law.
- Articles published in leading online leasehold journal on:
- How to buy the freehold when the landlord is resident in the building
- Lease Extensions on joint ownership and Transfers of Equity
- Losing your entitlement to a new Lease