Whatever the tenure and whether it's residential, mixed-use or commercial - if you manage it, we can help.

JB LEITCH SOLICITORS

Property management law is our speciality. When it comes to the crunch, you want the experts on your side. Whatever the tenure and whether it's residential, mixed-use or commercial - if you manage it, we can help. It's all under one roof.

Services

  • LITIGATION
  • Ground rent arrears recovery

    Ground rent arrears recovery

    Ground rent arrears can no longer be regarded as an afterthought to service charge recovery and the ability to manage large volumes with accurate and detailed financial reporting is a key requirement for ground rent managers when appointing a solicitor.
     
    At JB Leitch, we act for many of the largest ground rent management companies in the UK, specialising in customised ground rent collection services on both criteria and non-criteria ground rent debts.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Mark
    Mark Scarisbrick

    Email:m.scarisbrick@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Service charge arrears recovery

    Service charge arrears recovery

    Excellent property management relies on sufficient funds being available to the managing agent to carry out maintenance or provide key services to leaseholders.
     
    At JB Leitch, we have many years’ experience in service charge arrears recovery on both residential and commercial premises.  From receipt of instructions through to final remittance, our turnaround times are impressive.  In the vast majority of cases, all costs are recovered from the defaulting lessee and we also fund court fees on your behalf pending recovery.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Mark
    Mark Scarisbrick

    Email:m.scarisbrick@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Forfeiture

    Forfeiture

    If a leaseholder is in breach of the terms of their lease, we can pursue forfeiture action on your behalf for both criteria debt and non-debt breaches on either residential or commercial premises.
     
    Given the extra protection afforded to residential leaseholders under the law, it is essential that legal advice takes account of the additional requirements in any residential forfeiture proceedings.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Philip
    Philip Parkinson

    Email:p.parkinson@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Technical and complex claims

    Technical and complex claims

    Only a small proportion of cases become fully defended or are highly technical but, where this occurs, we deliver expert advice and representation at Court, the First Tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Philip
    Philip Parkinson

    Email:p.parkinson@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Building Safety

    Building Safety

    We act for many large landlord clients in advising on their rights and remedies when faced with issues of building safety – particularly where matters attract a high degree of urgency, such as fire prevention.
     
    Through our expertise in regularly representing landlords and management companies, we can advise on applications to the Tribunal system to determine the reasonableness and payability of fire safety works, including any necessary dispensation applications.

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    Who to contact

    Katie
    Katie Edwards

    Email:k.edwards@jbleitch.co.uk

    Philip
    Philip Parkinson

    Email:p.parkinson@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Major Works and Section 20

    Major Works and Section 20

    With an extensive pedigree in providing legal advice on all aspects of the requirements of Section 20, we are well placed to assist landlords and managing agents contemplating a programme of major works.
     
    We can also advise on those matters where an application for dispensation of the requirements may be necessary or where the recovery of service charges comprises Section 20 monies.  

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    Who to contact

    Richard
    Richard Owen

    Email:r.owen@jbleitch.co.uk

    Philip
    Philip Parkinson

    Email:p.parkinson@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Commercial Property Litigation

    Commercial Property Litigation

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    Who to contact

    Helen
    Helen Clutterbuck

    Email:H.Clutterbuck@jbleitch.co.uk

    Sarah
    Sarah Hall

    Email:S.Hall@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Breach of covenant

    Breach of covenant

    Whilst the most common breaches relate to the non-payment of rent, service charges or other sums due, there are other possible breaches of a lease.
     
    We manage cases efficiently to ensure the landlord’s position is protected.  In many instances, we are able to obtain damages and compensation on their behalf. 

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Philip
    Philip Parkinson

    Email:p.parkinson@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Advising on Appeals

    Advising on Appeals

    We offer a fixed fee service to review any First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“FTT”) decisions and assist you with making an informed decision on whether to appeal the decision to the Upper Tribunal. We have a vast amount of experience of the appellate system and have numerous reported appeal case decisions.

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  • REAL ESTATE
  • Lease Extensions

    Lease Extensions

    JB Leitch Real Estate Limited acts for both landlords and leaseholders on lease extension matters, providing expert advice tailored to each individual case whether the lease extension is voluntary or statutory. 

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Assignments and Transfers

    Assignments and Transfers

    We provide an unrivalled and complete service in dealing with assignments and other dispositions with a thorough review of relevant documentation to ensure that the pertinant provisions within a lease have been complied with.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Lease Variations

    Lease Variations

    In some instances it may be appropriate to create a Deed of Variation to a lease for either or both parties so as to rectify the identified flaws in its drafting, where circumstances change or as part of an agreed remedy to a Breach of Covenant.  We have acted for a number of clients in respect of amending ground rent provisions on largescale developments and portfolios.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Due Diligence and Lease Reviews

    Due Diligence and Lease Reviews

    JB Leitch Real Estate Limited undertakes due diligence / lease reviews for both Freeholders and Managing Agents to ensure that they are always compliant with the terms of the lease. Our bespoke fixed fee due diligence reports are tailored to the client’s particular need and range from a broad overview of the headline lease terms to in-depth clause by clause reporting.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Enfranchisement

    Enfranchisement

    As experienced collective enfranchisement solicitors, we have detailed knowledge of the law in this area and how it is applied.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Right to Manage

    Right to Manage

    As experienced right to manage solicitors, we have detailed knowledge of the law in this area and how it is applied.

     


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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

  • PRS

    PRS

    Many developers and/or landlords will have both traditional leasehold and PRS properties in their portfolio.  Therefore it makes sense to use a legal firm that can deal with both types of property.  At JB Leitch Real Estate, we can advise on PRS developments as a whole or regarding issues with individual tenants.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

  • CPD Accredited Training

    CPD Accredited Training

    We provide tailored, CPD accredited training for your directors, property managers and administration staff.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Mark
    Mark Scarisbrick

    Email:m.scarisbrick@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Wayleave Agreements

    Wayleave Agreements

    End to end advice, review and document preparation


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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Special Projects

    Special Projects

    We are ideally placed to undertake bespoke special projects for both Freeholders and Managing Agents indentifying key information required and the impact and relevance of that information on their portfolios.

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    Who to contact

    Karen
    Karen Bolland

    Email:k.bolland@jbleitch.co.uk

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Remote ID Verification

    Remote ID Verification

    Simple, swift and secure identity verification service for land registry applications


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    Who to contact

    Robert
    Robert Denman

    Email:r.denman@jbleitch.co.uk

    Paul
    Paul Smith

    Email:p.smith@jbleitch.co.uk

  • Contact

    JB Leitch Ltd
    10 Duke Street
    Liverpool
    L1 5AS

    Tel: 0151 708 2250
    Fax: 0151 708 2251

    Email: mail@jbleitch.co.uk
    Web: jbleitch.co.uk

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Latest news

Service of Proceedings: Problems arising from service of notices or proceedings at large or multi-occupancy developments (Ivanchev v Velli - 2020)
Service of Proceedings: Problems arising from service of notices or proceedings at large or multi-occupancy developments (Ivanchev v Velli - 2020)
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Tenant Insolvency
Tenant Insolvency
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Rights to Light: Will an injunction to cut back be awarded even where a redevelopment is completed and fully let? (Beaumont Business Centres Ltd v Florala Properties Ltd - 2020)
Rights to Light: Will an injunction to cut back be awarded even where a redevelopment is completed and fully let? (Beaumont Business Centres Ltd v Florala Properties Ltd - 2020)
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CAREERS AT JB LEITCH

We offer a wide range of professional career opportunities from office assistants right through to directorship.  ‘Everyone Counts’ at JB Leitch.

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WHO WE ARE

We eat, sleep and breathe property management law.

We know how complicated managing property can be.  We understand because we've been advising property managers large and small since 1997. That's why we're the market leaders.

 

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