Rachel Morrish, Solicitor
Rachel advises clients on a wide range of disputes relating to commercial and residential property.
Rachel advises on disputes relating to commercial and residential property including dilapidations, service charge disputes, opposed and unopposed lease renewals, breaches of covenant, claims for possession, termination of leases including by forfeiture and the exercise of break clauses. She specialises in leasehold enfranchisement where she acts for a major London Estate as well as for individual tenants.
Rachel is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Represented Howard de Walden Estates Limited in a landmark decision in the House of Lords on the right of a headlessee to enfranchise the lease of a flat;
- Acted for Howard de Walden Estates in its recovery of over £350,000 of service charge arrears and over 100% of its costs from the tenants
- Acted for a national insurance company in the successful exercise of a break clause in its lease of a call centre saving the client over £1,000,000 in rent and other charges
Q&A: Gas safety certificates and Section 21 Notices
Landlords can serve section 21 notice to terminate shorthold tenancies as long as gas safety certificate is given to tenants beforehand.
Rachel Morrish writes for the Estates Gazette Legal Q&A on gas safety certificates and section 21 notices
Q&A: Operating the forfeiture process post-CRAR
When a tenant fails to pay rent, and a right to forfeit the lease arises or re-entry clause, the landlord has a practical choice to make.
Q&A: What can I do about unwanted guests?
We look at problems arising from protesters and other trespassers.
Rachel Morrish featured in a legal Q&A in Estates Gazette on the problems arising from protesters and other trespassers
Partnership and the proceeds of crime
Rachel Morrish and Claire Thompson consider whether a firm of surveyors can be held liable for the fraud committed by one of its partners.