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 Supreme Court has handed down its landmark decision on the meaning of ‘intention’ in grounds F and G of section 30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, changing a test that has been essentially settled since the 1950s.
The first workshop in the established practitioners series starts this Wednesday, 7 November 2018 at 6pm. Have you registered?
In Paragon Asra Housing Limited v James Neville  EWCA 1712, 26 July 2018, the Court of Appeal considered the application by a disabled tenant to suspend a warrant of eviction.
Mr Khan had granted a twelve-month assured shorthold tenancy to the Claimant’s husband in June 2014. In March 2015 the husband left the property and disappeared.
In Baker v Craggs  EWCA Civ 1126, the Court of Appeal restored some clarity to a number of fundamental concepts in conveyancing registered land.