Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner once said “Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants…and the poor are seldom among the favoured parties.”
This seems a bit inaccurate and pessimistic to us. We say,
“With the right legal advice and a good lawyer on their side, a tenant can achieve a great deal!”
There is much more to the world of Landlord and Tenant law than just disputes over party walls (although there are plenty of those, too).
Our Landlord & Tenant team deals with a variety of issues affecting both residential and commercial properties. We work closely with the Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property teams, to provide sound advice on a range of matters, including:
We are confidently able to offer a comprehensive, one-stop service that is responsive to any Landlord / Tenant issue.
Our lawyers are industry experts. It is with good reason that we have the profile and reputation we do in Landlord and Tenant matters. We are the “go to” firm, and our specialist knowledge and expertise mean our clients trust our advice. In keeping with Bishop & Sewell’s philosophy and principles, our advice always adds real value and is of the highest quality.
We pride ourselves on our ability to identify creative and innovative responses to situations of any scale, from larger projects and complex transactions to individual or specialised circumstances.
Leaseholders also have the right to be consulted in relation to service charges and can form a recognised tenants’ association.
We among the initial members of ALEP, (the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners), an organisation committed to maintaining high standards and continuing education for those working in the field of Leasehold Reform. Mark Chick is a director of ALEP and sits on its committee.
Our experience of large-scale Leasehold Reform projects makes us a natural choice for matters that require a high degree of co-ordination to succeed.
Purchased the freehold to your building and not yet extended your leases? There could be a tax liability.
What Is A Lease? And Why Do We Have Leases!?
The Government consultation on tackling unfair market practices in the leasehold sector has closed on 19th September 2017. This firm, among many others have submitted responses to the Government on the issues raised. Much publicised issues concerning leasehold houses and ground rents together with parliamentary pressure which has been building for some time (particularly since… Read more »
The Crown Estate holds the freehold to a significant number of properties that are subject to residential leases. Leaseholders who are resident on the Crown Estate often have the benefit of living in some of most attractive properties, the majority of which are in an around London whether around the Royal Parks, Victoria Park or… Read more »
The website ‘Property 118’ has published Mark Chick’s article on leasehold property and alterations. If you own a leasehold flat or house or commercial premises and want to do works, you should read this first. A link to the article appears below: https://www.property118.com/leasehold-property-alterations/99492/ If you would like to discuss any leasehold issues by all means… Read more »