Fleur Neale

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Fleur Neale

Senior Associate, Leasehold Enfranchisement

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As a key member of Wallace’s renowned Leasehold Enfranchisement team, Fleur brings over a decade’s experience in residential property litigation. She is a lynchpin member of our dedicated team advising one of London’s largest private landlords, and also represents individual landlords, tenants and groups of tenants.

Fleur has conducted matters at the Property Chamber, Lands Tribunal and County & High Courts and has been involved in a number of landmark cases. She advises on leasehold enfranchisement and general residential property litigation matters, from applications for the grant of new leases or the acquisition of freehold titles under the relevant Reform Acts, to applications to vary leases or enforce lease covenants. Fleur has become a go-to legal talent in the field.

She is recommended by the Legal 500 which describes her as “brilliant”.

 

Work Highlights

  • City & Country Properties v Plowden Investments Limited [2007] L & TR – landmark case which determined the requirements for a company to execute a Notice of Claim pursuant to the provisions of Section 99 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

  • Brickfield Properties Limited v Botten [2013] UKUT 0133 (LC) – landmark case which confirmed that where a lease is varied pursuant to section 38 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, the effective date of variation can pre-date the decision ordering variation.

  • Whitcher, Bellone and Hamzawi - 71 St Quintin Avenue [LON/OOAW/OC9/2016/0487] - successfully defended a Rule 13 costs application made against the Landlords at the Property Chamber. The determination confirmed that Rule 13 costs orders are the exception and not the rule, and the jurisdiction of the Property Chamber to award the same will not be engaged unless the conduct is clearly vexatious and/or designed to harass the other party.

 
 

Qualifications

Qualified: 1999 (Australia)/2004 (UK)
Accolades:
Recommended by the Legal 500