Tara is developing a busy practice covering a wide range of property matters, acting on behalf of local authorities and private parties. She accepts instructions concerning both residential and commercial premises, touching on issues such as construction of leases, forfeiture, easements and restrictive covenants, leasehold enfranchisement, leasehold variation and service charge disputes.
Tara has particular experience in matters related to residential landlords and tenants. She regularly advises and appears in court in relation to possession and injunctive proceedings, trespass, disrepair, tenancy deposits, licence disputes and shared ownership leases. She has also appeared at the Property Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal in a range of cases related to residential leaseholds.
Her recent cases have included:
• Representing a social housing provider in an application for determination of liability to pay service charges in respect of major cyclical works, and subsequently advising on liability in respect of similar leaseholds across several London estates.
• Advising on leasehold enfranchisement and 'right to manage' claims by leaseholders of social housing providers;
• During her pupillage, advising on a local authority boundary dispute concerning the relationship between private land and the highway, and assisting with a successful claim to uphold restrictive covenants in an estate building scheme in the High Court Chancery Division.