Tim is a Partner in the Property Litigation and Telecommunications teams.
He specialises in property management and developer based disputes such as those relating to easements and restrictive covenants, boundaries, nuisance claims, trespass and squatter actions, mortgage claims and breach of contract for the sale of land.
His experience includes establishing or objecting to private and public rights of way, proposed rights of way for vehicle access, footpaths or access to properties.
Tim advises on contested and uncontested landlord and tenant issues, undertaking matters related to business lease renewals, breach of covenant, including for quiet enjoyment, disrepair, service charge and rent arrears, as well as advising on forfeiture, self-help remedies, agricultural tenancies, and leasehold enfranchisement.
In addition, he often acts for site-providers in disputes with telecommunications network providers over property matters, as well as acting for tenants and landlords, developers and property managers, retail organisations, insurance companies, government departments and local authorities, banks and building societies.
Recent examples of how Tim has supported clients include:
- ensuring a multi-million pound development could proceed by establishing access through historic rights of way and the landowners’ title allowed only for rights to graze, not ownership;
- acting on behalf of over 47 tenants in successfully opposing their landlord’s original intention to redevelop an estate including the landlord’s claim for possession based upon ground f of the LTA 1954 and securing for each tenant a right to either a new lease or lease extensions;
- enabling a local authority to develop a residential site by opposing a football club’s end of lease tenant request for a new business lease, on grounds of requisite intention to develop;
- successfully defending a £1/2m claim by a landlord seeking to enforce a Jervis -v- Harris clause in a lease;
- facilitating completion of an element of a major national rail infrastructure project by establishing that an obstructive tenant had no continuing rights of occupation; and
- ensuring a builder could sell land developed for social housing by enforcing a contract to purchase at an agreed price, despite the buyer’s claim of pricing errors in the contract.