Samantha Bone

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Samantha Bone

Partner, Leasehold Enfranchisement

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Samantha leads our pioneering Leasehold Enfranchisement team, which is recommended by the Legal 500. She has built a renowned, thriving department in a highly technical and specialised area of law, whose work has led to several precedent-setting enfranchisement decisions. 

Samantha personally specialises in leasehold enfranchisement, right to manage and the right of first refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. She is involved in a number of high profile complex cases in leasehold enfranchisement including claims to acquire the freehold and leasehold claims. She has conduct of cases in the First-tier Tribunal, County Court, Upper Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Sam regularly acts as advocate in cases before the First-tier Tribunal particularly in cost cases and preliminary issues.

The Legal 500 describes Sam as “accessible and meticulous, very experienced and capable of handling large workloads efficiently and effectively”.

I have had the pleasure of working with Sam Bone for a number of years. Her knowledge and know how is excellent and I am always pleased to refer clients to her, particularly those with difficult or unusual cases. As a valuer, it is essential that I feel my clients and I are being given a first class steer of the legal aspects of lease extensions and collective enfranchisement cases, including litigation.
— Geneviève Mariner, Director, Strettons
 

Work Highlights

  • Advising the Freshwater Group of Companies (one of London’s private landlords) in all aspects of leasehold enfranchisement.

  • Advising large landlords and tenants on lease renewals, purchase of freeholds, right to manage and the right of first refusal of freehold properties.

  • Advising landlords and tenants on complex and high value transactions

  • Advising groups of tenants on the purchase of the freehold on large blocks of flats, property tenures and commercial advantage.

  • Advising tenants on issues arising after purchase of freehold.

  • Providing presentations to practitioners including CLT courses

  • Advising on missing landlord cases

  • Involvement in a number of significant enfranchisement cases including:

    • Brick Farm Management v Richmond Housing Estate.

    • City and Country Properties v Plowden Investments

    • Oakwood Court (Holland Park) Limited v Daejan Properties Limited

    • Kateb v Howard de Walden Estates Limited and Another.

 
 

Qualifications

Qualified: 1996
Accolades: Recommended by the Legal 500
Member of ALEP