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Amir Hamzavi

Amir Hamzavi
Consultant Solicitor

Amir qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience in Property, Dispute Resolution, Family and Private client work. He was previously a partner in a London firm, and has worked in a number of firms in senior positions. Amir joined Setfords in 2015.

Amir has extensive experience in high-value property transactions and complex civil and family claims in higher courts.

Amir’s areas of expertise are:

Residential Property

  • Freehold and Leasehold conveyancing with emphasis on complex and high-value transactions
  • Transfers of equity and matrimonial transfers
  • Residential lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement
  • Acquiring and disposal of properties at auctions
  • Buy-to-let investments with extensive experience with non-traditional lenders

Commercial Property

  • Business Acquisitions and Disposals, with extensive experience with Purchase and Sale of Dental Surgeries
  • Leasehold acquisitions and disposals
  • Rent reviews, lease renewals and variations
  • Drafting Commercial leases and licences 
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Act matters

Dispute Resolution

  • Commercial landlord-and-tenant disputes, acting for both Landlord and Tenant; particularly in relation to dilapidations, forfeiture, insolvency claims; landlord's consent to assignments, sub-letting and alterations, lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and rent review
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation of high-value claims
  • Residential long-leasehold: leasehold enfranchisement, disrepair, management and service-charge disputes, Property contract disputes
  • Trusts of land and co-ownership disputes

Family

  • Drafting Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial agreements
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Disputes between cohabitees and TOLATA claims
  • Financial applications and consent orders
  • Children Act claims, including injunctive relief

Private Client

  • Drafting Deeds of Trust between Cohabitees 
  • Probate Applications
  • Wills and Inheritance Act Claims and contentious probate/trusts
  • Assistance with Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Applications

Amir is fluent in Farsi (Persian) language and is learning Spanish.

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