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!?
Under a pilot scheme recently announced, the First Tier Tribunal of the Property Chamber (formerly known as the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal) is going to hear cases relating to the renewal of business tenancies. The pilot scheme was initially scheduled to run for one year from 1 December 2017. HMCTS has advised us that the… Read more »
The Transfer of unopposed Business Lease renewal claims to the Residential Property London Region – First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) forms the basis of a pilot scheme agreed with the County Court at Central London. The pilot scheme was initially scheduled to run for one year from 1 December 2017. HMCTS has advised us… Read more »
Mark Chick is speaking at the PSG Conference in London today providing a Leasehold Update and looking particularly at the Government’s recent consultation paper ‘Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Market.’ Mark has been involved in the consultation and has commented on this to the DCLG. The talk is high topical given the recent focus… Read more »