Areas of Expertise
Residential Landlord & Tenant
Commercial Landlord & Tenant
Council Tax and Rating
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Camilla represents landlord, tenants, freeholders and leaseholders in litigation and advice arising out of property ownership including commercial and residential tenancies, private and public sector housing, mortgages and mortgage fraud, housing and disrepair claims, trespass, nuisance, matrimonial and family finance and property and landlord and tenant law.
Recent instructions include:
- KN v A and others – Led by Shaun Esprit in representing 1st intervener, a wife, in multi-handed TOLATA where Applicant ex-wife sought a share of £45 millions of her former husband’s assets.
- M v M – Represented intervener mother in TOLATA dispute over her rights to her divorcing son’s assets;
- W v A – Instructed by mother in TOLATA dispute where son was seeking to sell property in which she occupied and claimed an interest.
- RBC v X Agents – Defended the Managing Director of a property agency in interesting House in Multiple Occupation prosecution that raised issues as to what extent a Managing Director could lawfully delegate HMO due-diligence matters to a Senior Director of the company.
- X v HA – Represented Landlord Housing Association in possession dispute against Defendant claimed rights of succession following an alleged marriage to the deceased secure tenant.
- N v B – Represented bridging finance company in possession and money judgment, winning £2.2 million judgment against ex-solicitor Defendant.
- X v Y (by way his litigation friend) – Successfully defended a tenant said to have significantly breached his secure tenancy agreement by failing to occupy it as his principal or only home.
- A v BV – Successfully dismissed claim against leaseholder client for unpaid service charge and successfully defended a s.46 notice
- C v X – Represented Claimant bridging finance company and won £4.5 million judgement in bridging finance company’s claim against Y.
- H v SC – Representing leaseholder Claimants in complex misrepresentation, breach of contract, disrepair and breach of trust claim against managing agent company where special and general damages, specific performed, decision and declarations are sought.
- A v B & S – Instructed to represent bridging finance company in their possession and money claim in circumstances where the Second Defendant alleges her signature was forged by the First Defendant on some but not all the documents pertaining to the mortgage agreement and deed.
- A & H v EBC – Instructed to represent elderly leaseholder tenant and her friend in complex claim spanning 20 years of disrepair, which included an issue of civil restraining orders.
G Ltd v K – Successfully defended a leaseholder in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal in the Claimant’s substantial unpaid service charges, successfully extinguishing all her liability to pay arrears accrued over 6 years.
H v G – Representing one of the UK’s largest property management companies in a historical rent estate charge dispute against a freeholder involving substantial allegations of breaches of covenant by both parties.
M v LA – Successfully represented an appellant in the Valuation Tribunal in a ground-breaking case in which it was successfully argued that his buy-to-let property did not qualify as a hereditament within the meaning of the General Rate Act 1967. Secured the property’s retrospective deletion from the list and recovered compensation for wrongfully paid Council Tax.
A v A – Successfully represented landlord in his possession claim in case involving allegations of unlawful eviction and a disrepair claim.