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Property Law 

Admas has recently appeared in: 

  • residential and commercial possession hearings and trials in the County Courts, including cases raising issues of: the validity of notice given under the 1954 Act; trust and probate disputes; loss of secure tenancy under the Housing Act 1985; and disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010

  • charging order applications in the Commercial Court

  • an application by a tenant to set aside a statutory demand for liabilities arising under a commercial lease. 

Admas has experience of working on a range of property law issues, including:

  • Business leases: the termination of leases and compensation under section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (drafting advice and statement of case); dilapidations (drafting advice on a claim’s prospect of success); a dispute relating to the management of a large mixed-use development raising complex issues around the application of the Equality Act (statement of case);

  • A professional negligence claim in respect of a property transaction (drafting advice and statement of case)

  • Residential lease disputes raising issues around the interpretation and rectification of deeds, land registration, adverse possession (drafting Advices)

  • Advising on the construction of conveyance documents (both Law Society’s standard conditions and drafted contracts), including advice on contested insurance liability and notices to complete

  • Advising on the prospects of a misrepresentation claim in the context of a property bought at an auction.

As a judicial assistant to Lord Neuberger, Admas worked on a number of property-related appeals:

  • Edwards v Kumarasamy [2016] UKSC 40: a disrepair case concerning the application of section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 as between a tenant and subtenant, and the question of when a landlord is liable under a repair covenant despite not having had notice of the disrepair

  • Lynn Shellfish v Loose and another: a case concerning a dispute as to the boundaries of a fishing right acquired by prescription

  • Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company: construction of a commercial lease, implication of terms

  • McDonald v McDonald: an appeal concerning the question of whether Article 8 of the ECHR applied in the context of possession claims in relation to tenancies granted by private landlords

  • Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs v Investment Trust Companies (In Liquidation) and others; Bank of Cyprus v Menelaou [2015] UKSC 66: claims in unjust enrichment.