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.
Building Safety Fund has re-opened for applications
Are the Government’s plans to reform the leasehold and commonhold systems in England and Wales on a break?
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022: Landlords and developers beware serious sanctions for non-compliance
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 8 February 2022 and will come into force on 30 June 2022.
New Arbitration Scheme for Commercial Arrears goes live
Everything you need to know about the new Arbitration Scheme for Commercial Arrears
The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill
Everything you need to know about The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill
Q&A: Property guardians and ASTs
Laura Bushaway and Peter Sibley consider property guardians and possession proceedings.
Commercial rent arrears – what now for landlords and tenants?
What you need to know for this Quarter Day.
Property Patter: Avoiding the AST paperwork traps
We discuss the paperwork required and the implications of non-compliance, in regards to regaining possession of the property in the future.
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill receives Royal Assent
Property Patter: What can the property world expect from Parliament and the courts in 2022
What’s ahead in the world of property law during 2022
The changing leasehold landscape: Government consultation on reforming the leasehold and commonhold systems in England and Wales
Lauren Fraser and Laura Bushaway explore the changes occurring in the leasehold landscape process.
Laura Bushaway writes for the Estates Gazette Legal Q&A on property guardians and ASTs
Laura Bushaway considers property guardians and possession proceedings.
The government’s Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and revised Code of Practice
Emma and Laura explore the government's new Code of Practice for commercial property relationships.
A closer look at the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill
Laura Fraser and Laura Bushaway explore the impacts of the leasehold reform bill.
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?
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.