Property & Planning
Jonathan’s practice covers all area of property law, with a particular emphasis upon disputes concerning land contracts and transfers, restrictive covenants, easements, nuisances, trespass and boundaries as well as commercial & residential landlord and tenant actions. He is recognised for being approachable and for giving clear advice.
Property & Planning Cases
Jonathan’s expertise encompasses land contracts, mortgages & charges, restrictive covenants, boundary disputes and adverse possession as well as easements, profits, trespass and nuisance. He has also dealt with disputes over co-ownership and proprietary estoppel.
Dispute over proper construction of boundary settlement agreement between homeowner and council
Advising national hotel chain over interpretation of food & beverage contract with pub group
Appearing in 5-day property land registration fraud case
Representing housing developer over ransom strip registration
Advising house purchaser upon utility easement
Appearing for land owner in 5-day trial concerning specific performance of land contract and constructive trusts.
Frequently advising upon boundary disputes, trespass, nuisance and adverse possession claims between domestic householders
Mediating boundary disputes
Advising home owners upon charges
LANDLORD AND TENANT
Jonathan deals with both commercial and residential tenancies, licences and service occupiers, including termination and possession claims as well as dilapidations, rent review and the construction and rectification of leases.
Representing commercial landlord in arbitration and court proceedings concerning forfeiture of nightclub lease
Representing shop owners on claims for nuisance interfering with business operation
Successfully representing sub-landlord of Chinese restaurant concerning surrender of lease by operation of law and unlawful eviction
Advising building academy over forfeiture and planning matters
Appearing for mortgagees and mortgagors in various possession matters
Advising upon and appearing in £800K breach of covenant claim against landlord by owners of flooded wine bar.
WILLS, TRUST AND PROBATE
Jonathan has experience of cases concerning trusts in the home, including express, constructive and resulting trusts, equitable accounting and TLATA 1996.
Representing ex-partner concerning interest in family home and ex-partner’s property portfolio
Successfully appearing for land owner in constructive trust claim over property development
Advising mother over trust/proprietary estoppel claim concerning deceased son’s house