Andrew specialises in Landlord & Tenant and residential property disputes, ranging from possession actions to issues with long leases, including service charge disputes in the Courts and in the First Tier Tribunal. He also deals with disputes arising in the niche area of Enfranchisement where a Lessee is pursuing their right to acquire their freehold or lease extension, and also deals with Right to manage applications. Andrew also advises clients on professional negligence claims against Solicitors and Surveyors that arise out of residential property transactions. He undertakes his own advocacy in both the Court and Tribunal when appropriate.
Andrew’s clients range from Landlords who have large property portfolios and those with just one investment property; individual lessees and large groups of lessees working together in Enfranchisement claims. He works with and supports Landlords and their letting agents and managing agents seeking assistance in managing a property, including assisting and advising in major works projects. He has wide experience of dealing with difficult tenants and lessees.
Approachable and candid, Andrew treats each client’s matter with a view to getting the outcome they are looking for in the most sensible and cost effective way, offering pragmatic advice and cost effective solutions. Working with a client to resolve their legal problem, Andrew provides constant support, ensuring he communicates clearly with them, responding promptly and being proactive wherever possible.
Away from work, Andrew is a School Governor. When not working he is a regular squash player and golfer. He likes walking, gardening and when the opportunity arises windsurfing and surfing.
Areas of specialism
- Property disputes, landlord & tenant, professional negligence claims, possessions claims
- Leasehold reform disputes, disputes in the leasehold valuation tribunal relating to service charges and freehold valuations (Cases include: Castlegroom Ltd v Enoch (no 1)  2 EGLR54;  31 EG 69; Castlegroom Ltd v Enoch & Ors (No2)  3 EGLR 46)
Residential landlord and tenant disputes including possession claims. All the issues arising out of Assured Shorthold Tenancies.
Service charge disputes and forfeiture of residential long leases.
Supporting managing agents in the management of blocks of residential flats including advising on section 20 consultation and procedures for major works.
Disputes arising out of Enfranchisement claims both in the County Court and the First Tier Tribunal.
Professional negligence claims arising out of property transactions.
Advocacy in the County Court and in the First Tier Tribunal.
Professional QUALIFICATIONS / Memberships
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1992 ACIArb)
London Litigation Solicitors Association
Past president of the Bromley and District Law Society
Rota member of the Bromley Citizens Advice Bureau
Member of the Sundrige Park Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club
Member of the Sundrige Park Golf Club
What our clients say
“Both my wife and I, were hugely impressed by the professional and compassionate way that Andrew dealt with our case. I am particularly grateful to Andrew, because not only did he conduct himself with the utmosprofessional courtesy and efficiency at every stage of our case, but in my opinion, he went beyond his expected role in making me feel that he was a genuine and empathetic partner for us. ”
“I am indebted to you for the professional experience and expertise which has informed the excellent way in which you handled the case and your kind support is much appreciated.”
“I'd just like to thank you for providing a first rate service and for making it as pleasurable as is possible in the situation.”