founder and commercial property partner
At RLS our disputes resolution team has a very broad base. We have considerable experience in a wide range of commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes including lease renewals/extensions, service charge and dilapidations issues and neighbourly matters including rights to light.
We enjoy becoming fully immersed in areas of property disputes of which other practices only scratch the surface. This means that we can deal ‘in house’ with a wide range of highly specialised matters, including advertising spaces, telecoms, and party walls.
Our client base is correspondingly wide. Amongst our clients we count homeowners, housing associations, retailers, entrepreneurs, investors and developers, coming from all over the UK and around the world – Australia, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the US …
We pride ourselves on giving straightforward and frank advice, whatever the strengths of the case, with a strong focus on cost benefit and in getting swiftly to the outcome our client seeks to achieve.
A selection of our recent work includes:-
White Hart Lane: advising local residents on rights of light matters arising from the £400m redevelopment of the Tottenham Hotspur premiership football ground.
Q-Park and Westminster City Council: advising the local authority (as landowner) and a national car park chain (as occupier) on boundary and party wall issues arising from a development neighbouring a large central London car park.
Soho Housing Association: advising this well-established housing association on extending leases and purchasing freeholds of its properties in Soho an Bloomsbury.
TCN: advising this national property regenerator on a wide range of issues including telecoms masts, dilapidations and trespass.
JCDecaux: advising this national and international advertising spaces provider on a wide range of property issues.