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Penningtons Manches Cooper
Martin leads the firm's property entrepreneurs team which is dedicated to servicing the particular needs of the owner/occupier business investing in real estate and high achieving entrepreneurs. He has considerable experience in dealing with landlord and tenant issues and has spent his entire career advising on the purchase and sale of commercial assets, such as offices, high street and out of town retail units, shopping centres and hotels. Martin acts for a wide range of clients including landed estates, companies, trusts, institutional investors, traders and entrepreneurs. He is one of the firm's leading experts in the complex area of enfranchisement law/claims and together with our specialist property litigation teams regularly takes cases to the First Tier Tribunal. A founding member of the Association of Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), Martin is accredited to The Law Society's CQS scheme for residential conveyancing. He has written and lectured extensively on landlord and tenant law throughout his long career. He joined Penningtons in 2011 from Dawsons of Lincoln's Inn where he was managing partner.
Following receipt of a section 42 notice for a lease extension, what options does a landlord have if he/she has failed to serve a section 45 notice within the required time frame?
In relation to a leasehold title, what is an overriding lease relating to the property. How does this affect the title and how can the issue be rectified?
Where a flat lease extension claim is suspended due to the commencement of a collective enfranchisement claim, and the collective enfranchisement claim is successful resulting in the sale of the freehold reversion to the flat lease, is the tenant under the lease extension claim still liable for costs incurred by the original landlord in connection with the lease extension claim? If the tenant is liable for the original landlord’s costs incurred in connection with the lease extension claim, when do those costs become payable?
Where a tenant serves a notice of claim to acquire the freehold of a house under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, is it correct that while the landlord should serve a notice in reply within two months, they do not have to? And once those two months have expired, is there a time limit for the tenant to apply to the court for enforcement?
Is the tenant of a house with a shared equity lease granted for a period of over 21 years by a housing association (not for charitable purposes) capable of meeting the requirements for the right to enfranchise under the Leasehold Reform Act where the lease is fixed equity and no provision for obtaining additional shares or staircasing to 100% is made in the lease?
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners
The Law Society
1982-1995: London Metropolitan University - LLB (hons) in Business Law
1985 - 1986: Law Society finals
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