Anna Lewis

Senior Associate

Residential Property
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Anna specialises in the sale and purchase of all types of residential property, predominately within London. She also works on the granting and taking of leases and tenancy agreements.

Anna is a member of the Leasehold Enfranchisement Group advising landlords and tenants on statutory lease extensions and collective enfranchisement.

She has recently dealt with a number of “de-envelopments” following changes to inheritance tax and ATED legislation. This involves overseas companies that own high value properties being liquidated. On liquidation, the property is transferred to its beneficial owner(s).

Recent Experience

  • Advising a landlord client on the procedure under Section 5B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.
  • Dealing with property matters in relation to a large country estate in Nottinghamshire.
  • Dealing with voluntary and statutory lease extensions for landlords and tenants, in London and the rest of the UK. Typical values ranging from £10,000 to £500,000.
  •  Purchase of a new build property worth over £3 million in central London.
  • Purchase of an office to residential converted flat worth £10 million.

Career History

Anna obtained her degree in Modern and Medieval Languages in the University of Cambridge. She also got a Graduate Diploma in Law at the BPP London. She then trained at Wedlake Bell from September 2013 to September 2015 in the Corporate, Employment, Residential Property and Private Client teams.

She qualified into the Residential Property team in September 2015.

She is also a member of the firm’s Charity Committee that raises money for the firm’s chosen Charity of the Year.


Beware! New ban on tenancy fees

Important changes to the type and amount of fees and tenancy deposits landlords and letting agents are permitted to request from their tenants have come into effect. The Tenant FeesRead more


Tenant Fees Act 2019

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 comes into force on 1 June 2019 in England and will have a significant impact on the charges that landlords (and lettings agents) can make.Read more


Anna Lewis’ answer to a readers question is published in the Financial Times

The article was first published by The Financial Times on November 27, 2018. Could new leasehold laws affect my investment? Anna answered a readers question, she says freehold and leaseholdRead more