I am a property dispute resolution lawyer advising landowners, landlords and tenants across a range of sectors. I act for NHS bodies, commercial developers, local authorities and registered providers of social housing. I also have experience on telecoms matters. At any one time I might be advising clients on issues as diverse as business lease renewals, easement and boundary disputes, adverse possession, squatters, drainage/sewage, break notices and dilapidations.
My work regularly involves providing initial risk management advice, in an effort to help clients resolve potential disputes at an early stage, as well as steering clients toward alternative dispute resolution where appropriate. I also handle County Court litigation.
- Laindon Holdings Ltd v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – this case made a new law regarding the loss of rent, and fixture and fitting issues following dilapidations and the expiry of a lease.
- Levett -Dunn and Others v NHS Property Services Ltd – This case developed a new law regarding the correct address for the service of break-clause notices in commercial leases.
Hammersmith v Monk - the rule lives on!
In March 2002, Dacorum Borough Council granted a joint introductory tenancy to Mr and Mrs Sims which, in March 2003, became a...
Saxon Weald Homes Limited v Dayne Chadwick – There but for the grace...
Saxon Weald Homes Limited v Dayne Chadwick – There but for the grace of god…
TSA Regulatory Framework – last chance to have your say
The new regulator of social housing, the Tenant Services Authority (“TSA”), has now published its proposed regulatory framework...
Housing Management alert
In allowing the appeal by a housing association against a county court decision to only grant a suspended possession order against...
Kevin Dawson is particularly rated.