Nicola Lebish

Partner – Head of Enfranchisement
  • Experience

Nicola is a Partner in our multi-award winning Residential Real Estate practice. She has more than 23 years’ experience in residential real estate and leads Birketts’ leasehold enfranchisement practice whilst also being involved in the management of the wider Residential Real Estate Team.

Nicola has extensive experience acting for clients with complex high value residential real estate acquisitions and disposals. She has a wide variety of clients from high-net worth individuals and investors to local authorities and social housing landlords. Nicola’s client-led approach allows her to identify and then deliver upon her clients’ needs, often thinking creatively to achieve their desired outcome.

A recent example of Nicola’s work is the purchase of a series of off-plan new build high value London flats involving the need to preserve commercial rates of stamp duty land tax.

In her role leading the leasehold enfranchisement practice, Nicola has established a cross-discipline team of advisers who can assist on all aspects of enfranchisement including statutory and voluntary matters, disputes, company incorporation and specific tax advice. Nicola provides training and guidance to landlord clients often in the social housing sector on a collaborative approach to lease extensions. Nicola also advises on rights of first refusal and lease extension matters.

Although based in our Ipswich office, Nicola travels throughout the Birketts’ offices and is regularly in London.

Outside work, Nicola enjoys spending time sharing new experiences with her family as well as renovating her home. Nicola enjoys photography which she combines with her passion for wildlife having spent some of her formative years in South Africa.  

Awards and Memberships

The Law Society Accredited Conveyancing Quality
The Conveyancing Association
Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners
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