Laura Bushaway, Knowledge Development Lawyer – Real Estate Disputes
Laura is a highly experienced property litigator.
AboutDuring her 14 years in private practice she regularly dealt with a wide range of residential and commercial property disputes and landlord and tenant matters. Laura supports the knowledge and training needs of lawyers within the Property Litigation group.
Laura is admitted to practice in England and Wales.
- Acting for a landlord in a contested service charge dispute in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) concerning service charges exceeding £1.4 million.
- Successful appeal of FTT determination to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) – Wisestates Limited v. Mulji (2009).
- Acting for a landlord in relation to a prime building in London where the tenant had breached the terms of their lease in having failed to clad the external walls of the building and sub-let the flats without obtaining landlord’s consent. The estimated cost of cladding was £400,000.
- Dealing with contested proceedings to obtain a declaration that the subject property was a house within the meaning of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
- Issuing proceedings for emergency injunctive relief against the tenant of a commercial unit who had undertaken structural works without landlord’s consent and placed the safety of the building and neighbouring properties at risk.
The impact of COVID-19 on commercial and residential tenancies
What impact has COVID-19 had on commercial and residential tenancies? Read more here.
Property Patter: post-pandemic lease renewals
Here we discuss some of the trends in the cases we have seen so far on rent, interim rents, pandemic clauses and other issues.
Property Patter: “Holiday” listening for surveyors: what (non-COVID) news is there so far in 2021?
Here we discuss “business as usual” judgments which have been handed down so far this year.
Service charge demands: a reminder of key principles
What are the key principles, implications and key takeaways?
Dispensation from consultation and major works
The Court of Appeal upheld the FTT judgement in Aster Communities v Chapman & Others, but what does this mean for landlords and tenants?
Commercial rent arrears: what are the latest restrictions on landlords’ remedies this quarter day?
What you need to know for this Quarter Day.
Property Patter: what’s the latest in the world of Essential Residential?
How is commonhold going to be encouraged and will ASTs ever return to a straightforward 2 month termination process?
All change for residential tenancy notice periods: Are these the final modifications?
Reviewing the latest amendments of the The Coronavirus Act 2020.
Q&A: Am I insured for COVID-19?
Laura Bushaway writes for Estates Gazette on a recent claim under the “disease clause” of business interruption policy.
Further extension of coronavirus restrictions affecting residential properties: Where are we now?
The extension will be implemented from and including 31 March 2021 by the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Leasehold Reform – The devil is in the detail
Taking a closer look at the Government’s announcement in January to reform the procedure for enfranchisement and lease extensions.
Further extension to ban on residential evictions
There has been a further extension of the ban on enforcement of possession orders at residential dwellings in England until 31 March 2021 .
Laura Bushaway writes for the Estates Gazette Legal Q&A on the implications of Covid-19 on business interruption policies
Laura Bushaway considers the question: Am I insured for Covid-19?
Property Patter: What can the property world expect from Parliament and the courts in 2021?
Our team look at what’s ahead in the world of property law
Ban on residential evictions extended
The Government has extended the ban on enforcement of possession orders, read what it means here.
The journey begins….destination : commonhold
Following the Government's press release today, read what it means for the residential sector here.
Lifting the stay on residential possession proceedings: where are we now?
The stay on all forms of possession proceedings was lifted in September, but implications for landlords still remain.
Q&A: Breach of covenant for quiet enjoyment?
Would disconnecting the electricity supply to business premises constitute a breach of the covenant for quiet enjoyment?
Property Patter: how to get consent applications right
Applications for consent to assign, sublet or alter premises are fraught with difficulties