Sundeep Bilkhu

Sundeep Bilkhu

Associate
Dispute Resolution , Professional Negligence

Tel: 0121 698 2200
Office: Birmingham


About Sundeep Bilkhu

Sundeep is an associate in the dispute resolution team specialising in:

  • Rent and service charge arrears recovery
  • Landlord and tenant insolvency
  • Termination of leases by break notice, surrender or forfeiture
  • Possession claims, both residential and commercial
  • Landlords withholding consent to assignment
  • Breach of covenants
  • Dilapidations claims, both commercial and residential
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 advice and tactical issues
  • Property related contractual disputes
  • Enforcement or variation of restrictive covenants
  • Rent review matters
  • Injunction claims,
  • Trespass and nuisance claims
  • Rights of light related claims
  • Rights of way claims
  • Professional negligence property disputes
  • Boundary and ownership disputes
  • Adverse possession related claims
  • Resolve contractual disputes relating to breach of contract

Professional Negligence

Claims against professionals such as surveyors, accountants and solicitors for

  • Failure to follow Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Failure by a solicitor to comply with formalities in a property transaction
  • Failure by solicitors to correctly value properties leading to over lending
  • Failure by solicitor to comply with court deadlines

Client sectors include:

  • Private landlords and tenants
  • Retailers
  • Public Authorities
  • Financial Institutions including Banks, Building Societies and Lending Institutions
  • Small managed businesses
  • Surveyors
  • LPA Receivers

Sundeep works for a variety of clients including:

  • Allied Irish Bank
  • West Bromwich
  • Mortgage Company
  • National Receivers

Recent Cases

  • Recovering substantial damages against a solicitor firm that failed to ensure the clients lease was contracted out the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Recovered substantial damages for a pharmacist where his solicitors failed to comply with a Court Order
  • Recovering substantial damages for a leading Bank in claims against valuers for over valuation of properties, leading to over lending

What our clients say

Legal 500 testimonials:

  • 'Associate Sundeep Bilkhu is always well prepared and thorough. He gives a full range of alternatives so the client can take appropriate action, explains legal terms to inform the client and gain understanding, and is able to hold strategic information until the appropriate time to gain maximum impact'

 

Sundeep inherited a case from a colleague who left after spending over three years on it. He got up to speed very quickly and pushed the case on through several court hearings, appointing some excellent Barristers along the way. His calm professional and totally unflappable nature and use of simple language to communicate some seemingly bizarre court procedures and rulings was the only reason that we continued with the claim, eventually recovering a substantial sum, and a significant proportion of our costs. Sundeep was never afraid to give us advice which was contrary to what we wanted to hear, but eventually his belt and braces approach leaving no avenue unexplored meant an ultimately successful outcome. Sundeep and his team at Sydney Mitchell have been excellent and, although we hope to avoid any future litigation, we would not hesitate to use him and the firm again.

 

...The way in which you have gone about your craft, has left us more than satisfied and to achieve the outcome which you have, is far better than we ever anticipated.

I would gladly give reference to any other potential clients, as right from our very first meeting, we felt that engaging your services, left us feeling confident in our position and that having you on board was a huge weight off our shoulders..

Greg White, GLW Landscapes

Types of Law used

  • Tort
  • Contract Law
  • Property Law

What the Directories say

2019-2020 Legal 500 - Professional Negliglence - Sydney Mitchell LLP handles a wide range of cases, including those involving  negligence by solicitors, surveyors, accountants and architects. Other matters concern negligent advice by valuers on property transactions. The team, which is co-led by Sundeep Bilkhu and Kamal Majevadia, advises individuals, companies and financial institutions.  In Property Litigation - At Sydney Mitchell LLP, associate Sundeep Bilkhu advises landlords and tenants on a range of commercial and residential property issues, such as neighbour disputes, adverse possession claims, dilapidations claims against, repair covenants, unlawful evictions and collections of rent arrears.

2018-19 Legal 500 - Sydney Mitchell LLP 's litigation team is highly active in professional negligence cases, most notable against in the areas of legal services and construction. Sundeep Bilkhu is a key figure with extensive experience in negligence relating to property transactions.

2018-19 Legal 500 -At Sydney Mitchell LLP, associate Sundeep Bilkhu handles a range of commercial property disputes, frequently acting for landlords. Highlights include representation of a landlord in a dispute over the unauthorised removal of a stud wall, which was initially thought to have caused £30,000 of damage but triggered a subsequent order from the local authority to demolish and replace the buildings. Other work concerns boundary restrictive covenant disputes and Party Wall Act matters.

2017 Legal 500 - At Sydney Mitchell LLP, senior solicitor Sundeep Bilkhu is a ‘good driving force’ for cases and continued to be particularly active in landlord and tenant issues for lenders and receivers: Bilkhu represented Hertford Solutions in enforcing a possession order against a tenant in occupation, and also acted for a receiver in obtaining vacant possession of a property following the borrower’s default of a legal charge. In other highlights, the team is defending Property Link Midlands in a claim alleging breach of a landlord repair covenant in a lease.

Career History

  • 2010 - Sydney Mitchell LLP
  • 2009 – 2010 Parabis Law LLP
  • 2000 – 2008 Cobbetts LLP
  • 2000 - Qualified as a Solicitor

Publications

Sundeep has had the following article published – “ Sort Rights of Light Sooner Rather Than Later!” Law Society Bulletin, November 2010

Education

  • University of Central England
  • University of Manchester
  • Mathew Boulton College
  • Hall Green School

Languages

Punjabi

Memberships and Offices held

Sundeep is a member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA)

Interests and Hobbies

In his spare time Sundeep enjoys running, circuit training and has a keen interest in the stock market.

UK Top Tier Firm 2020 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2011 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme