About

Bhavini Patel is a real estate dispute resolution solicitor with a broad practice spanning both commercial and residential property matters. She acts for landlords, tenants, and developers. 

Bhavini acts for clients on contentious commercial and residential property matters, focusing on retail property. She also advises on business lease renewals, residential service charge disputes, breach of covenant claims, break notices, possession claims, site clearance, forfeiture claims and trespass actions. Bhavini has experience of defective premises matters. 

Her practice spans County Court and First Tier Tribunal proceedings. Bhavini makes representation before matters become contentious attending numerous settlement meetings and successful mediations.

Bhavini is a member of the Property Litigation Association, she sits on the Women In Property Events Committee and she is a member of Fractio Vitri, a women's network of young working professionals.

Recent work
  • Successfully advising a developer client on redevelopment and successfully assisting in a site clearance.
  • Advising a landlord client to avoid a potential £4m claim under the Defective Premises Act 1972.
  • Acting for a landlord to forfeit a commercial lease following non-payment of rent by the tenant and negotiating a settlement to avoid an application for relief from forfeiture.
  • Acting for tenants of residential premises on a long-standing service charge dispute.
  • Advising a client and successfully defending an appeal in relation to a point of law arising from the Housing Act 2004 in possession proceedings.
  • Acting for landlords and tenants in opposed and unopposed commercial lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
  • Acting for an international clothing retailer in managing all portfolio matters to include lease renewals, dilapidations, breach of covenant claims and service charge disputes.
Did you know
Bhavini is a keen runner and has completed the London Marathon three times!

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Coronavirus and Real Estate

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The knock-on effect of Government guidance shutting down sectors within real estate for a significant period of time means that businesses are now fighting to remain afloat, agile and up to speed on changing regulation.

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