Ayesha Omar

Call: 2012 

"If I may say so, Ayesha’s work has been excellent and I will certainly instruct her in the future.”

David Fleming, Partner at William Heath & Co. Solicitors

"She is very competent and approachable and my clients are always impressed with the clarity of her advice and advocacy skills.”

Nicky Maisuria, Legal Executive at Huggins & Lewis Foskett Solicitors

"I have been instructing Ayesha for a few years now and I certainly do not have any hesitation in recommending her to my clients as suitable Counsel."

Nicky Maisuria, Legal Executive at Huggins & Lewis Foskett Solicitors

Practice Summary

Ayesha specialises in property law.  Her practice encompasses all areas of real property and landlord/tenant litigation both residential and commercial. She regularly appears in the County Court and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and has been appointed as junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Ayesha prides herself on being commercially minded and accessible to clients. She is equally at home with both advisory and litigation work. Her instructing solicitors have described her work as “excellent” and have said that “clients are always impressed with the clarity of her advice and advocacy skills”.

Ayesha can be instructed directly in suitable cases under the Bar’s Direct Access Scheme.

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Ayesha has a strong practice in housing law and acts for both landlords and tenants.  She has an in-depth knowledge of the area and provides her clients with a friendly and efficient service. 

Ayesha has been appointed as junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Examples of recent instructions that Ayesha has acted and/or advised in:

  • Possession proceedings based on rent arrears, anti-social behaviour, subletting and succession
  • Possession proceedings involving trespassers
  • Accelerated possession proceedings involving section 21 notices, licensing issues and tenancy deposits
  • Claims for unlawful eviction
  • Claims for disrepair
  • Rent repayment orders
  • Proceedings relating to housing conditions and possession pursuant to section 33 of the Housing Act 2004
  • HMO licensing
  • Gang and anti-social behaviour injunction proceedings

Leasehold disputes

Ayesha regularly appears in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). She is skilled in dealing with challenging and demanding clients and is able to work under pressure.

Ayesha has extensive experience of a broad range of disputes in this sector including service and administration charges, section 20 consultation, right to manage, lease extensions under the 1993 Act involving the determination of premiums and lease terms, collective enfranchisement, issues concerning missing landlords, breach of covenants and forfeiture.

Ayesha frequently delivers seminars on leasehold matters. She was recently invited to speak at the annual conference held by ARMA (Association of Residential Managing Agents) on case-law and legislative developments in the sector.

Real Property

Ayesha accepts instructions in real property matters. She has acted in cases concerning mortgage possessions, trusts of land and co-ownership disputes, land registration, neighbour disputes under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992 and charging orders.

Ayesha is conscious of the need to provide her clients with clear and practical advice in order to minimise their exposure to the significant costs which are so often incurred in this type of litigation.

Commercial L&T

Ayesha advises both landlords and tenants in cases involving business lease renewals, dilapidations, break clauses, alterations and improvements, breaches of covenant and forfeiture.

Ayesha is able to quickly identify the important aspects of a case and provide her clients with a professional and dedicated service.

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