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Browne Jacobson LLP, Helen Taller, Nottingham, ENGLAND

Helen Taller

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Associate, Helen, specialises in a wide range of property disputes, including those relating to both leasehold and freehold property. More specifically, she has experience in handling boundary disputes, possession claims including acting against squatters and trespassers, rent reviews, dilapidations disputes, business lease renewals including the Electronic Communications Code, break notices, tenant default, easements and restrictive covenant issues, party wall disputes and disputes in connection with development agreements and failure/refusal to complete.

She also has experience in dealing with agricultural property matters, including tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.

She is also experienced in the use of mediation to resolve disputes and understand the need to explore alternative dispute resolution at all stages in order to minimise costs for the client and try and achieve the best possible outcome.

Helen's recent experience includes:

  • acting on numerous lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, for both landlords and tenants, and public and private sector clients alike.  Cases of note include acting for a local authority on a business lease renewal which started out as an opposed lease renewal on ground F, which was subsequently dropped by the landlord and which was taken all the way to trial on an argument over the level of rent, which was eventually settled in the Council’s favour.  She also took a case for a retail client to trial where the level of rent was contested and which concerned complex valuation arguments due to the unusual configuration of the subject property.
  • She is currently acting for a government agency, having recently been instructed on a long running dispute in connection with land acquired by compulsory purchase order in 1987.  The disputes covers a range of property and planning issues, including prescriptive easements, trespass and the Crichel Down Rules and she is working closely with a colleague in the planning department on this.
  • housing associations – Helen provides general advice on housing issues and residential landlord and tenant disputes, including notably a Party Wall etc. Act 1996 dispute where the housing association sought to develop land adjoining an already developed area, and one neighbouring owner sought to be particularly obstructive over the proposed development and refused to engage with the mechanics of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.
  • agricultural property matters:  Helen has dealt with service of notices pursuant to both the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and have also advised on and handled applications to the Agricultural Lands Tribunal on succession rights under the 1986 Act.  She has also advised on the nature of residential tenancies linked to agricultural properties and agricultural tenancies.
  • Helen receives numerous and regular instructions from a wide variety of clients to serve break notices
  • She assisted Mark Aldrich in acting for a fire authority in court proceedings regarding a £6m dispute relating to a contract for the sale of a fire station.  The dispute went all the way to the Court of Appeal.


  • Property Litigation Association


Solicitor – admitted September 2008

LPC - 2006

LLB (Hons) - 2005

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