Chhavie is a Partner in the Real Estate department specialising in real estate disputes. She has particular experience in advising developers on avoiding disputes and, where issues do occur, how to mitigate against them in order keep the development on track. This includes advising clients on minimising the potential of rights of light related claims.
Chhavie has also successfully acted in connection with planning judicial reviews and has defended clients from applications to register development land as town and village greens. She also has extensive experience of acting for developers on rights of light strategies including the use of insurance policies and section 203 Housing and Planning Act 2016 to mitigate risks.
She advises both landlords and tenants on all aspects of their relationship, including business lease renewals (both unopposed and opposed), dilapidations, tenant insolvency, recovery of arrears, service charge disputes, consents, rent review and issues relating to quiet enjoyment.
Chhavie is ranked as a Leader in her Field in Chambers 2019, which says she continues to consolidate her "very impressive… reputation in the London property disputes market, most notably thanks to her work on the rights of light implications of significant London developments […] Sources label her 'a very experienced property litigator' who is 'very thorough and extremely on the ball'".
Legal 500 says that Chhavie is a rights of light expert with "excellent technical knowledge" and a "joy to work with."
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Durham University, LLB