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John’s practice covers all aspects of property litigation. He deals in particular with a broad range of commercial landlord and tenant issues, including tenant default (including insolvency), 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, development agreements, sale contracts, party wall and rights of light issues.
In addition, John handles leasehold enfranchisement claims. He also specialises in property related professional negligence claims.
- Acting for the landlord of retail premises in Mayfair in lease renewal proceedings. Extensive guidance was provided to the expert valuation witness in preparation of his evidence, in particular with regard to the interim rent.
- Acting for the owner of light industrial premises in Sussex in a dispute relating to the exercise of rights of way over the adjoining premises, which the owner was seeking to redevelop. An agreement for modification of the rights of way on payment of compensation was negotiated as a result of a mediation.
- Acting in proceedings before the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) on a disputed application for title by adverse possession to land forming part of a manor house in Wiltshire. Negotiating a settlement shortly before the commencement of the trial with the agreement of a new boundary line.
John qualified in 1983 and joined Wedlake Bell in 1988. He became a partner in 1996 and has been head of the Property Litigation Team since 2013.
John is a member of the Property Litigation Association.
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