Georgina Muskett, Senior Associate
Georgina advises clients on resolving contentious property issues in both the commercial and residential spheres, including in the specialist fields of telecoms and service charges.
In respect of commercial disputes, she has experience in advising on a broad range of landlord and tenant issues including business tenancy renewals. Georgina frequently advises on and acts in respect of the Electronic Communications Code. In the residential space, she deals with various property management issues, ranging from service charge disputes to injunction and possession proceedings. Georgina also advises on other real property issues and has advised clients on restrictive covenants, trespass claims as well as claims for misrepresentation.
Georgina is admitted to practice in England and Wales.
- Achieved success (both at first instance and on an application for permission to appeal) for a landlord client in opposing the grant of a renewal lease to Santander, on the basis of a proposed redevelopment (Santander UK plc v LCP Estates Limited  EWHC 2193 (Ch)).
- Successfully defended an application under section 84 of the LPA 1925 by a long leasehold tenant who sought to vary its lease user restrictions. The decision in Edgware Road (2015) Limited v. Church Commissioners for England  UKUT 0104 (LC) preserved the Church Commissioners’ ability to control the management of their estate. An application for permission to appeal was refused.
- Secured vacant possession of a rooftop of a block of flats in Wembley against a number of telecoms operators, to allow the block to be sold for redevelopment. Our strategic advice led to the successful conclusion of possession proceedings and a short-term Code agreement for the temporary relocation of the apparatus.
Property Patter: The Electronic Communications Code – what are the current issues with negotiating telecoms agreements?
We discuss some of the practical issues arising out of the Electronic Communications Code.
Q&A: Talking the telecoms talk
Georgina Muskett and Jonathan Wills answer queries on Electronic Communications Code agreement.
Lease renewals in the time of coronavirus
What flexibility tenants and landlord are going to have when negotiating on the terms of the lease renewal ?
Emma Humphreys and Georgina Redsell write for Estates Gazette on lease renewals during the Covid-19 pandemic
Property Patter: The Section 20 Consultation Process
The section 20 consultation process is often complex, time-consuming and increasingly subject to disputes and litigation.
Property Patter: what now for business tenancy renewals under the 1954 Act?
COVID-19 is leading to major changes in the landlord and tenant relationship in relation to commercial leases.
Q&A: Responding to operator requests for Code rights
Where the operator is seeking to exercise rights which are time-limited, the imposition of interim Code rights will suffice.
Are property guardians the solution for empty property?
A property guardian arrangement is usually made with a company which in turn grants rights to individuals to live in a vacant property.
Emma Humphreys and Georgina Redsell write for Estates Gazette on whether property guardians could be the solution for empty commercial property
Georgina Redsell appears on Estates Gazette's 'On the Case' podcast to discuss the implications of the Court of Appeal's decision in Trecarrell
Q&A: Business tenancies: Improvements and the determination of rent
Georgina Redsell writes for Lexis Nexis Ask Forum on business tenancies and answers some questions.
Better late than never?
The Court of Appeal’s decision in Trecarrell House Limited v Rouncefield (2020) EWCA Civ 760.
Georgina Redsell quoted in Estates Gazette on section 21 evictions and gas safety certificates following the Court of Appeal's decision in Trecarrell House v Rouncefield
Property pandemic—The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on land-lords and tenants
Georgina Redsell and Laura Bushaway discuss the potential impact of coronavirus on landlords and tenants.
Landlord must give credit for anticipated payment from NHBC
This article is about decision deals when landlords make on-account service charge demands but there is a third party making a contribution.
Property Patter: Subject to Contract and Without Prejudice
The second episode of Property Patter, looks at the labels Subject to Contract and Without Prejudice.
Q&A: Where do the boundaries lie?
Georgina Redsell and David Nicholls answer a query on building leases and intention to redevelop post-Franses.
Estates Gazette publish legal Q&A with Georgina Redsell
A fixed and settled intention to obtain vacant possession
Georgina Redsell address recent case law in relation to vacant possession
Georgina Redsell quoted in The Times, Property Week and CoStar on the impact of the Supreme Court ruling for landlords