Rebecca Smith Senior Chartered Legal Executive

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“Rebecca has been such a support and a brilliant team player and it has been a great pleasure to work with her”

Mr & Mrs. K Worcester

“Rebecca is extremely professional and deals with things promptly”

Ms. S Essex
Rebecca is a Senior Chartered Legal Executive in our property litigation division, experienced in high net worth property cases to include nuisance, negligence, interference with rights of way, trespass and adverse possession.
She is also experienced in residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes to include occupation status, breach of lease obligations by both landlords and tenants, possession, forfeiture, peaceable re-entry, interim and terminal dilapidations issues.  She also has significant experience in debt recovery and residential service charge recovery.  She has a proven track record in dispute resolution both by way of negotiation and mediation.

Main areas of practice

Rebecca's practice spans a broad spectrum of property matters, advising on all residential landlord and tenant matters, nuisance, negligence, interference with rights of way, trespass and adverse possession claims.

Clients

Her clients include high net worth insurance policy holders as well as private individuals and companies.

Significant experience

  • Rebecca has significant experience in advising on residential landlord and tenant matters in respect of assured, assured shorthold and company tenancy agreements including rent arrears, possession, breaches of tenancy, disrepair and dilapidations issues.

Expertise

Rebecca’s Blog

Residential Service Charge Checklist Prior to Issue

When you have a leaseholder who doesn’t pay the obvious thing to do would be to send them a legal letter (letter before action) with the demand and request payment.

Articles by Rebecca

Boundary disputes to be overhauled

Article

While we await the new date for the Property Boundaries Bill to be considered in the House of Commons Our expert looks at the Bill and how it will revolutionise boundary disputes.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Boundary disputes to be overhauled

While we await the new date for the Property Boundaries Bill to be considered in the House of Commons Our expert looks at the Bill and how it will revolutionise boundary disputes.

Landlords' consent: when can landlords refuse for fear of enfranchisement?

A recent case has updated the law on refusing consent (to assign, sublet, change use etc) on the basis that the tenant might acquire the freehold: it will be harder to do so in some modern leases.

Rights to Light update: How your behaviour with neighbours will impact your risk of an injunction

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal is a stark example of the effect conduct has on the court's discretion to grant an injunction.

A Guide to Civil Penalties for Landlords

Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016