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Navneet Jhawar, Associate

Navneet acts for developers, investors, landlords, tenants and insolvency practitioners on all forms of commercial and residential property disputes.

Summary

Navneet is a recommended property litigation specialist (Legal 500, 2015) and acts for developers, investors, landlords, tenants and insolvency practitioners on all forms of commercial and residential property disputes. Navneet advises clients on avoiding and mitigating disputes as well as defending and enforcing claims through Court and Tribunal proceedings where appropriate.

Navneet has particular experience in vacant possession strategies, landlord and tenant insolvency, rent and service charge arrears, development and contractual disputes, dilapidations, contentious applications for consents under leases, enforcing and defending claims relating to easements and restrictive covenants, rent reviews, lease renewals and professional negligence claims.

Navneet also has experience of opposing town and village green applications, compulsory purchase compensation claims, trespass and boundary disputes.

Navneet is a member of the Property Litigation Association and Women in Property.

Navneet is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • Acted for investor/developer clients in actions to ensure development plans stay on track including vacant possession of a residential building in Kensington (with 24 individual units), advising on a proposal to extend into the airspace of a residential building and the effect of Tenant’s Right of First Refusal, advising on potential claims (including misrepresentation) under agreements for lease and development agreements
  • Acted for a landlord in enforcing breach of a lease through forfeiture proceedings and acted for a tenant subject to a CVA in successfully avoiding forfeiture
  • Acted for a landlord developer of a large mixed use building in Kensington on a multi-track Chancery claim involving service charge arrears, breach of warranty of a leasehold contract for sale, breach of Defective Premises Act and claim for breach of repairing covenant
  • Acted for high net worth and corporate property owners in managing disputes with neighbouring residential and commercial property owners including settlement of right of light dispute, advising on a dispute relating to restrictive covenants, settlement of right of way dispute, acting on boundary disputes and actions for trespass and adverse possession
  • Acted for a number of landlords in dealing with contentious applications for assignment and alterations to leasehold properties.
  • Acting for a liquidator in relation to a company restructuring which resulted in the insolvency of tenant companies and their guarantors

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