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Lauren Fraser

Senior Associate

Lauren specialises in property related disputes with a focus on commercial and residential landlord and tenant issues and leasehold enfranchisement.

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About

Lauren’s practice includes all aspects of residential property disputes with particular expertise in leasehold enfranchisement, acting for one of the largest London estates as well as other landlords and leaseholders. Lauren also advises landlords and management companies in relation to service charges disputes, breaches of the lease and other management issues.

Lauren also has extensive commercial experience in opposed and unopposed lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, dilapidations and other issues arising from disrepair, forfeiture and break notices.

Lauren is co-lead of the Essential Residential hub, offering expert insight and advice into residential property matters. Lauren write regularly for the legal press, including the Estates Gazette and the Property Law Journal. She is ranked as a “Recommended Lawyer” in the Legal 500.

Lauren is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Acting for a major London Estate in connection with a multi-million pound claim under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1967
  • Acting for a major London landlord in an opposed lease renewal under section 30(1)(f) and (g) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 which was resolved on favourable terms after a mediation
  • Advising one of the largest privately held pub operators in the UK in connection with the property management of their portfolio of over 4000 sites

Our thinking

  • Second reading of Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill in the House of Lords

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • House of Lords calls for property agent regulation

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: Where are we now?

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • Property Week quotes Lauren Fraser on the Supreme Court case of A1 Properties v Tudor Studios RTM

    Lauren Fraser

    In The Press

  • Defects in Notices - the Supreme Court considered whether trivial mistakes are fatal

    Lauren Fraser

    Quick Reads

  • Deadline for responses to ground rent consultation extended until 17 January 2024

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Overview of the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: What are the key provisions?

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • Consultation on ground rents in existing residential long leases opens for 6 weeks

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • CoStar quotes Lauren Fraser on the proposed leasehold reforms announced in the King's Speech

    Lauren Fraser

    In The Press

  • King’s Speech: Developments on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform remain high on the Government’s agenda

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Leasehold and commonhold reform: what is the latest?

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Property Patter: what’s been happening in the world of Essential Residential?

    Emma Humphreys

    Podcasts

  • The impact of ground rent reforms on Integrated Retirement Communities

    Cara Whiffin

    Insights

  • Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill receives Royal Assent

    Lauren Fraser

    Quick Reads

  • James Souter and Lauren Fraser appeared on Estates Gazette’s On the Case podcast to discuss the Supreme Court decision in FirstPort Property Services Ltd v Settlers Court RTM Co Ltd

    James Souter

    In The Press

  • The changing leasehold landscape: Government consultation on reforming the leasehold and commonhold systems in England and Wales

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • What do the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill debates tell us about the Government’s plans for Leasehold Reform?

    Lauren Fraser

    Quick Reads

  • Property Patter: Break Options – The Top 5 Traps

    Lauren Fraser

    Podcasts

  • A closer look at the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • Q&A: Separate blocks, common parts and enfranchisement

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • Property Patter: what’s the latest in the world of Essential Residential?

    Emma Humphreys

    Podcasts

  • All change for residential tenancy notice periods: Are these the final modifications?

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill

    Lauren Fraser

    Quick Reads

  • Further extension of coronavirus restrictions affecting residential properties: Where are we now?

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • Leasehold Reform – The devil is in the detail

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • Further extension to ban on residential evictions

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • Leases and licences: Sizing up the available options

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • Ban on residential evictions extended

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • The journey begins….destination : commonhold

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • Lifting the stay on residential possession proceedings: where are we now?

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

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