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Elizabeth Haggerty

Elizabeth has broad experience in property matters, most especially in the area of residential landlord and tenant.

Further information

Qualifications

  • King’s College, London University, LLB

Languages

  • English

Memberships

  • Property Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Although Elizabeth has had broad experience in residential and commercial property matters, she has particular knowledge of service charge disputes and other issues arising from block management – from the point of the freeholders, managing agents and also residents. She also acts in neighbour disputes, anti-social behaviour and disrepair cases where she is usually instructed by the landlord.

Related cases of interest

London and Quadrant Housing Trust v Root (2005) HLR 28 — Having obtained a possession order in the County Court on the ground of nuisance, Elizabeth then successfully resisted the tenant’s appeal in the Court of Appeal.

Flats at Atherton Court, Meadow Lane, Windsor CAM/00ME/NSI/2005 0001 — Elizabeth acted for a residents’ association in which the cost of wholesale replacement of block windows (£300,000+) was found to be unreasonable and therefore unrecoverable as a service charge.

Contractreal Limited v Davies & Davies [2001] EWCA Civ 928 — The Court of Appeal accepted Elizabeth’s argument regarding the need to give proper weight to the charging clauses of a lease when making a costs order.

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