Natalie has comprehensive experience of property litigation. In landlord and tenant matters she has experience, including at appellate level, of all commonly encountered residential matters. These range from straightforward possession claims through disrepair to disputes as to validity of statutory and common law notices to quit. She is also expert at tackling more unusual problems, particularly in cases involving informal occupation rights or tenancies linked with employment.
In commercial landlord and tenant disputes she can provide excellent practical guidance on 1954 Act lease renewal claims, whether these are contested or uncontested. She is astute at examining evidence and can advise on guidance to be provided to a proposed expert in order to maximise the usefulness and weight of his evidence, or on the evidence that can usefully be gathered to establish intention to develop.
Her experience in disputes between neighbours is very broad, regardless of whether these relate to easements, boundaries, adverse possession or informal arrangements. She is able to provide precise technical advice on the merits of claims balanced with guidance on the practical impact of possible outcomes. Her analysis will always include consideration of realistic settlement proposals which can maximise the opportunity for pre-issue settlement, as well as provide real cost protection should litigation prove inevitable.