Sara Jabbari

Year of call 2007

Instructing Sara
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  • LLB (hons), University of Manchester (2003)
  • BVC, BBP (2007)
  • PhD (hons), University of Manchester (2011)
  • Exhibition & Duke of Edinburgh Scholar, Inner Temple
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association

Sara Jabbari joined Chambers in 2011 and developed a specialist property practice before leaving in 2014 to practise as an employed barrister. She recently returned to Tanfield from a top ranked City Real Estate Disputes team, where she specialised in commercial and residential landlord and tenant, as well as real property disputes.

Sara’s experience working within a law firm has given her a unique insight into the requirements and preferences of solicitors when instructing counsel. She has extensive experience providing advisory and advocacy support to contentious and transactional real estate lawyers, as well as directly to clients, property and fund managers, and surveyors. Sara brings a pragmatic, commercial approach to her practice and is experienced in advising on strategic as well as complex legal issues.

Sara has particular expertise in matters affecting mixed use properties; she has acted in relation to disputes involving issues such as the construction of leases, leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions, service charges, rights of first refusal and rights to manage; often in relation to large-scale mixed use developments and residential schemes. Sara has also advised in relation to real estate finance schemes, where landlord and tenant issues have impacted on the structure and operation of the schemes, and she has experience in relation to property related professional indemnity claims.

Sara has a wealth of advocacy experience at all levels of the court system, and relishes appearing in court.

Areas of expertise

Sara acts in connection with commercial landlord and tenant disputes; including opposed and unopposed lease renewals; interim and terminal dilapidations; landlord and tenant issues arising out of insolvency; enforceability of leasehold covenants; service charge disputes; enforceability of break clauses; validity of notices.

Sara specialises in residential landlord and tenant disputes including: rights of first refusal; enfranchisement; service charge disputes; rights to manage and appointment of manager claims; actions relating to breach and enforcement and of lease covenants; possession claims, including claims under the Rent Act 1977; rent review; right to rent (Immigration Act 2014); construction of leases; service of notices.

Sara acts in respect of a range of real property disputes, including actions in relation to development land; adverse possession claims; restrictive covenants; easements (including rights to light); profits-a-prendre; land registration; rectification claims; boundary disputes; and claims in restitution (e.g. for the return of a deposit upon failure to complete contract for sale).

Sara acts in relation to professional negligence claims relating to a range of property matters. Sara has advised in relation to negligence claims arising out of advice and service of enfranchisement notices; claims relating to overriding interests (and the failure to investigate/procure waivers in respect thereof); and claims against architects/surveyors.