About Janice

Janice has a broad commercial and property litigation practice with extensive experience in property litigation and disputes and commercial litigation and mediation.

Qualified in 1986. Janice joined Machins in 2015 after working as a partner or senior solicitor/associate with other firms in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and London. She has over 25 years of experience in disputes and litigation.

Janice is recommended by the Legal 500.

She is an elected member of the Property Litigation Association.

Specialist practice areas

  • Commercial Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Business lease renewals
  • Possession and forfeiture claims (both commercial and residential)
  • Rights of way and restrictive covenants
  • Co-ownership disputes
  • Complex leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions
  • Boundary and Party Wall disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Shareholder and Partnership disputes
  • Debt collection

Testimonials

Janice Young is “always on top of all aspects of the case.
Legal 500
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work throughout this entire process. Your commitment and dedication to your clients are unerring and your prompt and efficient way of dealing with matters is unrivalled. Having experienced solicitors for over 12 years in my line of work and over the last 7 years through this process; I can honestly say that you stand out above the rest. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping make this process as swift as it could possibly have been with all of the complications.
Mr D.

Latest news by Janice Young

Newsflash – Proposed Leasehold Reform and Lease Extensions

On 07 January 2021 the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced proposals that mean leaseholders will be able to extend their lease by 990 years instead of the current 90 years allowed by the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, and for those with lease lengths below 80 years, removal of marriage value which

Possession hearings return but renters to get more support

Landlords can now bring possession proceedings again, but the government has also announced new measures to give tenants extra protection over the winter, especially at Christmas. The government has changed the law to increase notice periods to 6 months meaning renters now served notice can stay in their homes over winter, with time to find alternative support or

Government introduces 6-month notice period for tenant evictions

The government has announced that landlords will have to give six months’ notice if they wish to evict tenants who are struggling to pay their rent during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has also extended the ban on evictions until 21 September. The six-month notice rule will apply in all cases except those involving serious issues

Commercial Property Rent Arrears and Repossessions – Latest Update

Now that the June quarter day is upon us many landlords with tenants in arrears have been waiting for further announcements. The government has now announced that it will be extending the moratorium on forfeiture and the restrictions on issuing statutory demands and winding up petitions for non payment of rent from 30 June until 30

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