Faye qualified into the real estate dispute resolution team in September 2011 after successful completion of her Training Contract with the firm. She obtained a first class degree at Sussex University (LLB) and completed the LPC with distinction at the College of Law in Guildford.
Faye has a busy and varied practice covering a wide range of residential property disputes, including possession claims for public sector as well as private landlords (eg anti-social behaviour, rent arrears, unlawful sub-letting, obtaining tenancy by deception, non-occupation, succession claims, section 21 notices); as well as service charge disputes both in the County Court and First Tier Tribunal; other breaches of covenant; lease extensions, right to manage and collective enfranchisement claims; boundary and title disputes. Faye also undertakes non-contentious landlord and tenant work, including tenancy reviews and advice, and lease interpretation.
Faye's experience has also seen her deal with a variety of complex property related issues for Trustees in Bankruptcy including landlord and tenant disputes, possession claims and compliance with statutory requirements under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 when disposing of property comprised in the bankrupt estate.
- Acting for public sector landlord in possession claim for unlawful sub-letting including substantial claim for unlawful profit made by secure tenant under Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013;
- Acting for private portfolio landlord client in recovering substantial major works expenses and service charges in respect of high value central London property;
- Securing closure order in respect of premises associated with persistent and severe anti-social behavior and subsequently securing possession;
- Acting for group of leaseholders in West Sussex to exercise right to manage estate with a number of self-contained blocks of flats;
- Dealing with complex title dispute where property transferred fraudulently by one of two joint tenants.
Faye's memberships and associations
- Law Society
- Property Litigation Association (PLA)
- Social Housing Law Association (SHLA)
- Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP)
- Women in Property (WiP)
- Women in Social Housing (WiSH)