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.
In Aaron Harris v Hounslow London Borough Council  EWCA 1476 the Court of Appeal has underlined the importance of social landlords being permitted to provide speedy relief to the victims of anti-social behaviour.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the Act’) requires all letting agents in England and Wales to publicise details of their fees and provide a description of the fee that is ...
On 5 September 2017, Derek Kerr and Hannah Laithwaite presented to the real estate group of Captsticks.
The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal to the Respondent freeholder in the case of Elim Court RTM Co Ltd v Avon Freeholds Ltd  H.L.R. 18;  EWCA Civ 89.
In Poshteh v RB Kensington and Chelsea, the Supreme Court disagrees with Strasbourg jurisprudence and dismisses an appeal against a suitability review.
Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea  has re-visited the issue of whether the homelessness provisions in the Housing Act 1996 create a ‘civil right’ which engages article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.