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Faye Didcote Senior Associate

Faye Didcote

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.

Work examples

  • 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)

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