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Real Estate Dispute Resolution Team writes in The Observer

I read with interest an article you’d written about landlords demanding ground rent and being able to claim six years’ worth providing they complete the appropriate demand form correctly.

My leaseholder has demanded this of me too but my question is – which I can’t seem to find a definitive answer to – are they in breach as they haven’t sent invoices/demands annually in the first instance or is this irrelevant if they have done it all in one go backdated six years with the correct form?

Real Estate Finance Partner joins Pemberton Greenish LLP

Pemberton Greenish LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Commercial Real Estate Department with the appointment of Ajoy Bose-Mallick as a Real Estate Finance Partner. Ajoy joins from Maples Teesdale where he was a Partner and joint Head of Real Estate Finance. His appointment is effective from 1 February 2018.


All is fair in land and law?

In July 2017, the government issued a consultation paper entitled “Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market”. It followed a period during which the issue of residential leasehold law had become (and remains) highly topical and is once again politically charged.

Trust registration – don’t delay!

HMRC recently launched the online Trust Registration Service (TRS) following the passage of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations (SI 2017/692) (the “Regulations”) which implemented the Fourth Money Laundering Directive in the UK.

Breaching Bad?

With the London development market on the prowl for the next build site and with open land resources dwindling in the capital and beyond, we have now reached the point where plots that once laid empty, as a result of various restrictive covenants dictating their use and/or development potential, are now prime sites.

Striking the balance – a landlord’s right to redevelop v. a tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment

In what is proving to be a competitive market, commercial landlords are increasingly taking the opportunity to improve yields by undertaking development projects in tenanted premises.

Ensuring Insuring is Reasonable…

Most landlords of residential property are well aware of the requirement for service charges to be reasonable – that is that the costs are reasonably incurred and the works and services provided are of a reasonable standard.


The Dispute Resolution team writes for Spear’s on the legal difficulties of enforcing a right to a view

You might think that a much-loved vista, particularly one that has been enjoyed for a number of years, is capable of protection at common law. But in Aldred’s Case (a 17th Century decision in which a landowner took exception to his neighbour’s newly constructed pig sty!) the Court found that “the law does not give an action for such things of delight”. So say the Dispute Resolution team in Spear’s magazine

Landlord & Tenant Review

Damian Greenish, consultant, the firm’s joint founder and co-author of the leading text book on leasehold enfranchisement (Hague Leasehold Enfranchisement, 6th Edition) has opined on the meaning of a house under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.

Legal 500

Pemberton Greenish LLP is delighted to have featured prominently in the latest edition of the Legal 500, the independent industry publication which assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions.