What our clients say about Dona Awano
I am a solicitor specialising in residential property law, with expertise in enfranchisement and property litigation. I’m based in our Crystal Palace office and my work includes collective enfranchisement, lease extensions, right of first refusal, freehold acquisition of houses, right to manage, absentee landlords, licence for alterations, and service charge and management disputes.
I’ve worked in this area of law since I qualified as a solicitor in 2007. I am keen to promote improvements to leasehold law and sit on the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee. I also worked for a year as a policy advisor on leasehold reform with the Department of Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Breaking down the complexities of leasehold law for my clients is important to me and I ensure that my clients are kept informed and updated though out their legal process. If you have a query regarding your lease or are considering buying the freehold of your property, please do get in touch for a free initial assessment of your legal matter.
- 2007 – Qualified as a Solicitor
- 2007 – QLTT
- 2000 – Barrister at Law
- 1999 – LLB (Hons)
- 2023 – present - Amphlett Lissimore
- 2020 – 2023 – Commonhold and Leasehold Experts Ltd
- 2019 – 2020 – MHCLG
- 2008 – 2019 – Leasehold Advisory Service
- 2006 – 2008 – Buy your Freehold Ltd
Ground Rent in Residential Leases
Dona Awano explains how the law relating to ground rent in residential leases is changing as part of the government’s reform.Read More
Can a shared ownership leaseholder participate in the Right to Manage process?
Can shared ownership leaseholders participate in the Right to Manage? Leasehold specialist, Dona Awano, looks at a recent court case.Read More