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Roger is a property Solicitor and specialises in residential leasehold property law. His work includes statutory lease extensions, collective enfranchisement and right to manage claims; freehold acquisitions under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967; ground rent portfolio sales and purchases; residential service charge disputes; applications to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and appeals to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), including applications to determine service charge liabilities, applications to appoint a manager and applications to vary leases, under Part IV of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987.
Roger has a broad, national customer base, including well-known developers, ground rent investors and resident/tenant-owned management companies, as well as individual tenants.
Roger has a number of reported decisions to his name, including Post Box Ground Rents v Post Box RTM Company Ltd  UKUT 230 (LC) (on whether a landlord can recover costs incurred in connection with tribunal proceedings, where the application is withdrawn by the RTM company); Tedla v Cameret Court Residents Association Ltd.  UKUT 221 (LC) (on whether an intermediate landlord, which is also an RMC need comply with s.47, Landlord and Tenant Act 1987); Columbia House Properties (No.3) Ltd. v Imperial Hall Freehold Ltd  UKUT 45 (LC) (on whether managing agents fees incurred by a landlord can be recovered in connection with a collective enfranchisement claim); Columbia House Properties (No.3) Ltd v Imperial Hall RTM Co Ltd  UKUT 30(LC) (on the scope of s.88, C&LRA 2002); and No.1 Deansgate (Residential) Ltd v No.1 Deansgate RTM Co Ltd  UKUT 580 (LC) (on the meaning of "structurally detached" in s.72, C&LRA 2002)
He’s proud to have been recognised as a ‘Leader in the Field’ by the Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2015 and he won Regional Professional of the Year in the Enfranchisement & Right to Manage Awards 2013 & 2014 (while Brethertons won Solicitors Firm of the Year in 2014).
Away from the office Roger loves to travel, particularly to South Africa where he was born, and is a keen critic of modern gastronomy.
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