Tom is a property advisor dealing with the resolution and avoidance of disputes together with general advisory work delivering commercial solutions to all types of, often complex, real estate problems.

Tom is dual qualified as a solicitor and Chartered Surveyor. Accordingly he has a real understanding of real estate in all its forms.

He spent several years as a senior portfolio manager, managing and rationalising a large portfolio for a FTSE 100 investor and developer gaining a strong understanding of value maximisation including release of marriage value, valuation generally, building condition, construction techniques and general landlord and tenant matters.

Since cross-qualifying he has acted for numerous owner occupiers, landlords and tenants on all manner of issues involving both residential and commercial property. His expertise includes landlord and tenant (renewals and opposition, service charge disputes, rent reviews and termination including forfeiture), Land Registration, rights of way and other easements (express or implied), boundaries and other neighbour disputes, proprietary estoppel and restrictive covenants, including modification and discharge.

Tom has an interest in regeneration, planning and the environment and is experienced in the contentious aspects of these including site assembly and planning enforcement.

In addition, Tom acts regularly for banks and other lenders dealing with their most complex disputes including title issues, frauds and professional negligence claims.

His experience and commercial outlook have gained him a reputation for getting to the heart of complex and involved matters, quickly identifying the issues and providing cost effective remedies at an early stage.

  • Occupiers
  • Landlords
  • Developers
  • Banks
  • LPA Receivers
  • Lead surveyor in rationalising 1250 property secondary and tertiary portfolio with proceeds reinvested in prime real estate.
  • Site assembly for a number of well-known developers and town centre improvement schemes.
  • Restrictive covenant advice, including modification and discharge, for a number of occupiers and developers.
  • Numerous successful professional negligence claims against surveyors and solicitors including one client’s highest ever recovery.
  • Acting for several lenders involved in large scale mortgage fraud to maximise value of properties in possession by proactive asset management.

Previous Law Firms

  • TLT
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Halliwells
  • Eversheds

 

Previous Businesses

  • Chartered Surveyor with Colliers Erdman Lewis / Colliers CRE and Chesterton

 

Education

  • College of Law, York (LPC)

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