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Block Management

With over 50 years’ combined experience in housing management and litigation, Walker Morris’ specialist Block Management team can provide you with complete support.  We have extensive experience and particular expertise in helping developers, landlords, RTM companies, resident management companies and block managers to successfully look after all aspects of their residential long lease portfolios.

We support our clients with a broad range of block management advice, including:

  • recovery of lease arrears and forfeiture
  • residential service charge disputes
  • individual and collective enfranchisement
  • estate management
  • section 20 consultation
  • bringing and responding to Property Tribunal applications
  • issues arising from the Building Safety Act 2022
  • retirement living schemes and consumer law compliance
  • due diligence issues associated with residential property acquisition and development

We can draw upon lawyers who have both private practice and in-house experience, and who provide invaluable insight to the key areas of focus in relation to the management of buildings in this part of the living sector.

Walker Morris’ single site strategy also enables the Block Management team to provide a seamless, cross-discipline service. Both the firm and our lawyers are recognised as leaders in their fields, with over 88 per cent of our Partners recommended in Chambers or Legal 500.

Meet the Block Management team

Karl Anders has nearly 30 years’ experience advising clients in relation to all aspects of residential landlord and tenant law, with a particular focus on long leasehold and block management.  Karl is a Partner and head of our team of housing management specialists.  Karl is a member of The Lettings Industry Council and has also advised UK Finance in relation to residential leasehold matters.

Pawan Pandit is a Senior Associate, specialising in long residential leasehold and property management issues, together with associated litigation in the residential property tribunal and upper tribunal.  Pawan is experienced in advising on residential service charges, administration charges, variation of long residential leases, section 20 consultation and dispensation, breach of covenant and forfeiture, enfranchisement and proceedings in the residential property tribunal.  Pawan’s experience has been gained from working as a property litigator in London, both in private practice and also in-house, at a leading property management business. Pawan therefore has good understanding of the issues facing his landlord, managing agent, RTM and leaseholder clients.

Asia Munir is a Senior Associate experienced in handling a broad spectrum of residential landlord and tenant matters.  In relation to block management, Asia has acted for a wide portfolio of clients in relation to both contentious and also non-contentious advisory matters. Asia has a particular focus in advising clients in relation to the Building Safety Act 2022.

Olena Jarockyj is a Senior Associate specialising in residential property litigation work, including block management. Olena has significant experience advising lenders in relation to long lease forfeiture matters, having previously acted for landlords and managing agents.  Olena has also advised Local Authority and ALMO clients in relation to implementing block management policies/procedures, as well as claims handling in relation to all aspects of residential property management.

Our people

“We have added some significant bench strength to our Block Management offering in recent years, which is now a substantial part of our housing management practice. Our clients and our colleagues are able to call upon this depth of knowledge and expertise when needed. The introduction of the Building Safety Act 2022 has also led to a new flow of work from clients in need of our support and guidance, and we have assisted the firm to develop a nationwide reputation in this area.”

Karl Anders

“I am proud to lead and be part of such an exceptional team of committed, client focussed and innovative lawyers who keep delivering successful results for clients time and time again.

Our strengths are in our knowledge, our experience and the ability to embrace new technologies and continually adapt to meet clients’ needs.”

Karl Anders