Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Commercial landlord and tenant work is at the centre of Landmark’s property practice. We are universally recognised for the strength and breadth of our practice in this area.


We act for all types of landlord and tenant, from the largest institutional investors to the smallest shopkeepers. Our experience extends to every type of commercial property. We are involved in all forms of dispute resolution, dispute avoidance and advisory work in this area.

There is no area of commercial landlord and tenant law in respect of which we cannot offer strength in depth at all levels of call. 

We offer hands-on experience and expertise in all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant work. Our expertise includes: lease renewals under the Landlord and tenant Act 1954 (opposed and unopposed); terminal dilapidations (including applications under the Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938; compensation under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927; forfeiture; claims relating to the enforcement of covenants (including claims for rent); disputes relating to Commercial and Rent Arrears Recover (“CRAR”); surrenders by operation of law or otherwise; frustration of leases; options, including break options; rent review; appeals under the Arbitration Act 1996; commercial service charges, including in-term repairs and maintenance; consents; implied or “quo animo” tenancies; the impact of MEES and “green leases”; estoppels and implied variations; guarantees (including AGAs) and indemnities; and insolvency claims as applicable to commercial property.

Landmark’s barristers have been involved in many high-profile cases in this area including:

  • Annington Property Ltd v Secretary of State for Defence [2023] EWHC 1154
  • Avondale Park Ltd v Miss Delaney’s Nursery Schools Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 641
  • Davies-Gilbert v. Goacher [2022] EWHC 969
  • Capitol Park Leeds v Global Radio Services Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 995
  • S Franses v The Cavendish Hotel (London) [2018] UKSC 62
  • Warborough Investments Ltd v Lunar Office SARL [2018] EWCA Civ 427
  • Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corp [2016] EWHC 1075
  • Siemens Hearing Instruments Ltd v Friends’ Life Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 382
  • KS Victoria Street v House of Fraser [2011] EWHC 3179
  • Riverside Park Ltd v NHS Property Services Ltd [2016] EWHC 1313.

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Mark Ball

Practice Director

020 7421 1308

Mark Ball new

Harry Feldman

Practice Manager

020 7421 2485

Harry Feldman

Connor McGilly

Practice Manager

020 7421 1304

Connor Mc Gilly new

Ruby Sims

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1337

Ruby Sims new

Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1392

Richard Bolton new

Charlotte Hockney

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1303

Charlotte Hockney new

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