Richard Owen Associate

A key member of JB Leitch’s Property Litigation team, Richard acts for landlords and management companies in respect of a variety of property management issues. Richard takes a deeply conscientious approach to his work, with an analytical mind-set and a drive to deliver sound, pragmatic advice embedded in experience which results in excellent positive outcomes for our clients.

Career Profile:

Richard qualified as a Solicitor in 2008 and joined J B Leitch in 2011. Prior to joining JB Leitch, Richard gained post-qualification experience in transactional property work and general commercial litigation.

Richard now leads his own team, working with and developing a trainee solicitor, as well as taking a lead role in the continual training and knowledge share across the Property Litigation team and the wider JB Leitch client base through the delivery of case reports and legislation updates.

Areas of Specialism:

With a client base ranging from large managing agents to resident management companies, Richard has exceptional technical understanding and skill, establishing an excellent reputation for highly competent handling of matters ranging from:

  • Cases involving Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, including making applications for dispensation of the requirements of Section 20
  • Service charge disputes and forfeiture claims
  • Right to manage claims
  • Cases involving various non-monetary breaches of lease, such as unauthorised alterations and obtaining injunctions requiring tenants to give access to landlords to enable landlords to inspect and/or repair the relevant premises

Personal Profile:

Out of work, Richard enjoys fly fishing, being a member of his local Round Table and watching rugby.

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Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

William B Sprauge

Recent articles by Richard Owen

Service charge: Whether a tenant was estopped from bringing a second claim relying on facts raised in an earlier claim (Moorjani v Ivor Court Freehold Ltd, 2019)
Service charge: Whether a tenant was estopped from bringing a second claim relying on facts raised in an earlier claim (Moorjani v Ivor Court Freehold Ltd, 2019)
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Service charge:  Recovery of sums to clear a car park of leasehold flats
Service charge: Recovery of sums to clear a car park of leasehold flats
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Service charge:  The recoverability of professional fees and ancillary expenses under the service charge
Service charge: The recoverability of professional fees and ancillary expenses under the service charge
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