We have broad expertise in all areas of landlord and tenant work. Our barristers regularly appear in all courts and tribunals and provide advice on the creation of leases, disputes as to their nature and the interpretation of disputed clauses.
Increasingly, disputes between landlords and tenants are being settled without recourse to formal court or tribunal proceedings. Our members work as part of a team with you and can assist with legal, tactical and procedural advice, drafting, negotiation and mediation to reach a cost effective commercial solution.
Who we act for
Members regularly act in claims involving business tenancies under the 1954 Act, including tenancy renewal, dilapidations and compensation for improvements.
We also act for landlords and tenants of residential tenancies subject to the various statutory regimes. Our experience includes disrepair claims, possession (including forfeiture), service charge disputes and claims for specific performance.
The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chambers) has answered a very important practical question about beneficial interests – despite being able to determine whether a party has a beneficial interest in land, the First-tier Tribunal has no jurisdiction to quantify it.
S. 29 Equality Act 2010 (‘EqA’) prohibits service providers from discriminating, whether directly or indirectly, in relation to a protected characteristic such as ethnicity or religion.
R (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department v Residential Landlords Association, Equality and Human Rights Commissions, Liberty  EWHC 452 (Admin), 1 March 2019
This is an important commercial property case, holding that, a notice under section 146(1) of the Law of Property Act 1925 (“a notice”) can not be given until the landlord’s right of re-entry has accrued under the provisions of a lease.
The Digital Economy Act 2017 introduced a new Electronic Communications Code (“the ECC”) which took effect from 28 December 2017. The ECC grants statutory undertakers, such as BT or other service providers, the power to exercise rights over land provided that they comply with certain conditions and criteria.
Land Registration Act 2002, Sch. 4, para. 2(1)(a), enables the court to make an order altering the register to correct a mistake. Was the registration of a person as proprietor of a property, giving effect to a vesting order obtained on the basis of forged documents, a “mistake” for these purposes?
In Powell v Dacorum Borough Council  EWCA Civ 23 (24 January 2019) the Court of Appeal has considered the Public Sector Equality Duty (‘PSED’) under S. 149 Equality Act 2010 (‘EqA’) in the context of possession proceedings.