Lauren Fraser, Senior Associate
Lauren advises on a range of property related disputes with an emphasis on landlord and tenant issues.
AboutLauren advises on a range of property related disputes with an emphasis on landlord and tenant issues. She acts for clients including private individuals, institutional landlords and tenants on a range of issues including rent and service charge recovery together with other management issues, advising on break notices and possession actions. She also specialises in leasehold enfranchisement claims, acting for a major London Estate as well as claims brought by tenants.
Lauren is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Assisting with bringing a claim in the Supreme Court on behalf of Howard de Walden Estates Limited leading to the landmark decision on the question of “What is a house?” under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1967
- Acting for a developer defending a claim for misrepresentation on the sale of a residential flat in the High Court; the proceedings were settled on the second day of trial on favourable terms
- Acting for number of residential management companies and providing advice on a variety of issues from service charge recovery to nuisance
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.
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill
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 .
Leases and licences: Sizing up the available options
Lauren Fraser and Jacqueline Lean answer queries on the right of forfeiture.
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.
Lauren Fraser writes for the Estates Gazette Legal Q&A on leases and licences
Lauren Fraser quoted by The Lawyer Litigation Tracker on commonhold reform
Property Patter: The Section 20 Consultation Process
The section 20 consultation process is often complex, time-consuming and increasingly subject to disputes and litigation.
A change for the better?
Lauren Fraser and Laura Bushaway consider the ramifications of the Law Commission’s proposed reforms.
Lauren Fraser and Laura Bushaway write for Property Law Journal on the ramifications of the Law Commission’s proposed leasehold reforms
Do all roads lead to commonhold?
The Law Commission says that adopting its proposed changes will make commonhold not only a viable alternative, but a preferable one.
The Law Commission Proposals on Commonhold
Following release of the long awaited Law Commission's reports, read our analysis on the Proposals on Commonhold here.
Lauren Fraser and Laura Bushaway write for Estates Gazette on the Law Commission's recommendations for the future of home ownership in the UK
Lauren Fraser quoted in The Telegraph and Estates Gazette on the Law Commission's proposal to make commonhold the predominant form of home ownership
Law commission reports signal significant changes to home ownership
Has the time arrived for the biggest shake-up of home ownership?