Esther Yeates


Real Estate Dispute Resolution

Esther specialises in landlord and tenant disputes for both commercial and residential properties, representing corporate landlords and private clients. She has significant expertise in advising on breach of tenancy covenants and possession claims.

Esther has a wealth of experience of dealing with disputes for landlords, RTM and management companies in relation to high value residential properties and issues surrounding long leaseholds such as service charge arrears, breaches of covenants and subletting.

She also works closely with client’s agents and surveyors advising on disrepair and unlawful alterations claims.

Esther acts for clients of market let properties advising on and dealing with court proceedings and enforcement action including possession claims, orders for sale, and breaches of lease.

In addition, Esther has experience of leasehold reform and enfranchisement work, recovery of estate rent charges and advising on restrictive covenants on freehold titles.

Work highlights


Acted for a large UK university in successful obtaining an injunction against protesters.

Memberships and Associations

Member of the Property Litigation Association

Recent articles

Media spotlight

Impending passing of the Renters (Reform) Bill spells trouble for tenants and landlords

Ian Narbeth shares his insights with Property118 on the potential impact of the Renters (Reform) Bill  for tenants and landlords

Ian Narbeth



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