Property Litigation Solicitor

Origin Legal
Luton, Bedfordshire
£excellent + benefits
08 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Job Title
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

A Property Litigator is sought by a large and highly respected regional law firm with an enviable list of clients that include FTSE companies, public and private sector organisations, charities and high net worth individuals.

Our client have a first class reputation for developing and investing in home grown talent and boast staff retention levels way above the norm. They believe that retention and creating an outstanding place to work delivers inherent benefits to their clients.

They now wish to add a Property Litigator with at least 4 years PQE in the following

Contested and Uncontested Lease Renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (acting for either landlord or tenant)

Residential Evictions under the Housing Act 1988 – both Section 8 (for breach of the AST) and Section 21 (no fault eviction) (usually acting for the landlord)

Forfeiture of Long Residential Leases (acting for either landlord or tenant)

Commercial Evictions/Forfeiture of Commercial Leases – both for rent arrears or other breaches (i.e. disrepair, unlawful alienation etc.) (usually acting for the landlord)

Dilapidation Claims at the expiry of a commercial lease (acting for either landlord or tenant)

Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA) claims (acting for either party) – usually in conjunction with our Family Team

Leasehold Enfranchisement court applications (in conjunction with our Commercial Real Estate Team) – usually acting for the long leaseholder

Service Charge Disputes – both commercial and residential (acting for either landlord or tenant)

Eviction of Squatters (acting for land owner)

Claims for unpaid rent/service charges etc. under a lease or AST (acting for either landlord or tenant)


Key Responsibilities:


Provide specialist legal advice appropriate to our clients’ particular set of circumstances

Develop efficient systems to diarise and ensure all key deadlines are met

Ensure legal knowledge is kept up-to-date and commit to continual self-development

Run legal matters in an organised and efficient manner ensuring client documents and advice history are recorded in accordance with firm procedures

 In return the successful candidate will be joining a highly respected team that provide pragmatic and commercially led advice, focused on delivering exceptional quality of work. The team act for a wide range of local, national and an increasing rate of international clients.