• Advising a significant Pension Fund on a large number of residential lease extensions received from tenants at one of the client’s properties in central London. The notices were served on our client as competent landlord and not on the residential tenant’s direct landlord. We advised on the valuation and statutory process under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. The matter was referred to the First-tier tribunal for determination but settled ahead of the hearing.
  • Advising a significant Pension Fund in relation to a contested tenant’s break notice. Providing detailed advice upon whether the tenant had substantially observed and performed the covenants in their lease. Our client subsequently agreed a surrender of the lease and is negotiating the premium to be paid by the tenant.
  • Representing a developer client where their neighbour sought to discharge a restrictive covenant affecting their land. The neighbouring landowner sought to argue that the covenant was put in place to protect our client’s retained land from the development of nearby housing and as our client was now developing other adjacent land in the very manor that the original covenant sought to protect against our client’s actions had made the covenant obsolete. We successfully opposed this argument and a financial settlement to release the neighbour from the restrictive covenant is being negotiated.