The Coronavirus Act 2020 (the “Act”) was given Royal Assent overnight on 25 March 2020 and deals with protection from eviction for residential tenants.
Jessica is a Senior Solicitor in the Property Disputes team and has experience in dealing with a wide range of commercial property issues, housing and leasehold management and landlord and tenant work.
Jessica advises on commercial matters including disputes on land contracts, construction contracts, property customer care issues, dilapidations/disrepair and rent/service charge recovery.
She is an experienced Court advocate and regularly obtains possession orders on various grounds including: anti-social behaviour, rent arrears, tenancy fraud, sub-letting, trespass and forfeiture. She has also obtained numerous injunction orders on behalf of her clients.
In addition, Jessica regularly drafts and advises on policies and procedures, prepares articles on new case law and legislation and delivers bespoke training.
Prior to joining Owen White, Jessica’s experience included working for a large Registered Provider giving her a full insight and knowledge of housing, leasehold and customer care issues.
One client described Jessica as “on the ball, professional, and the way she communicates with us is clear and to the point. She doesn’t let things drag on, takes initiative and prompts when needed. Her written communications are spot on. All of this makes our job so much easier.”
Recent Client Work
- Acted for a national housebuilder in issuing, obtaining and enforcing an urgent possession order in the High Court against persons unknown who had unlawfully entered a construction site.
- Successfully defended adjudication proceedings brought by a sub-contractor on the interpretation of a construction contract on a significant development.
- Advised a large business landlord in relation to settlement of a significant terminal dilapidations claim including drafting, preparing and negotiating the relevant settlement agreement.
- Acted for a landlord in forfeiting a residential lease by service of proceedings and securing a possession order in the County Court.