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John Muncey's Service Teams
John Muncey is ‘excellent’.
Legal 500, 2016
John Muncey provides ‘an extremely high level of service'.
Legal 500, 2014
Team head John Muncey is ‘calm, considered and thoughtful'.
Legal 500, 2014
John's practice covers all aspects of property litigation. He deals in particular with a broad range of commercial landlord and tenant disputes, and management related issues, including tenant default and insolvency for issues relating to service charges, dilapidations, break notices, lease renewals and rent review. John also acts for developers and land owners in connection with disputes relating to title, adverse possession, sale contracts, party wall and rights of light issues. In addition, John advises on residential service charges and handles leasehold enfranchisement claims. He also specialises in property related professional negligence claims.
John is a member of the Property Litigation Association and is an accredited mediator.
- Successfully opposing the grant of a new tenancy of light industrial premises on the South Coast on the ground of the landlord's proposed redevelopment;
- Opposing the grant of a new tenancy of public house premises in London's West End on the ground of the tenant's failure to repair;
- Obtaining possession of 2 flats in Notting Hill from tenants protected under Rent Act 1977 on the ground of suitable alternative accommodation;
- Acting in defending two separate claims for dilapidations on behalf of the former tenants of office buildings in London's West End. The first case involved proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court in defending a claim for in excess of £130,000 and achieving a settlement at £30,000. The second claim for £440,000 was settled prior to the issue of proceedings for £200,000.
John qualified in 1983 and joined Wedlake Bell in 1988. He has been a partner since 1996 and is ranked in the Legal Business' Legal Experts Directory.