Joseph Green, Associate
Joseph specialises in all forms of commercial, residential and real property litigation.
Joseph advises clients (including landlords and tenants, developers, landed estates and individuals) on a variety of commercial, residential and real property litigation issues. Joseph has a range of experience in contentious landlord and tenant matters including recovering rent and service charges arrears, breaches of covenant, property related insolvency and other property management issues. He also specialises in leasehold enfranchisement claims, acting for a major London Estate as well as claims brought by tenants.
Joseph is admitted to practice in England & Wales.
Acting for the Tenants of a residential block of flats in successfully enforcing the sale of the freehold to them 16 years after the relevant disposal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.
Acting for a Landlord in successfully opposing a claim for a new lease under section 30(1)(f) of Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 following the decision in S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited .
Acting for a Landlord in successfully defending a relief from forfeiture claim in the High Court.
Securing vacant possession of a significant residential property in Eaton Square following the grant of a tenancy in breach of the Mortgagee’s legal charges on the property.
Acting for a number of major Landlords in respect of their property portfolios (including lease renewals, lease extensions and dilapidations work).
Joseph Green writes for Property Week on whether special-purpose vehicle leases can be used to avoid empty rates
A recent Supreme Court judgment clarified where the burden of paying empty rates should lie.
Joseph Green quoted by Estates Gazette and Public Finance Magazine on the Supreme Court’s ruling on business rate mitigation schemes
A group of local authorities has been allowed to pursue a claim for business rates against landlords who transferred properties to SPVs.
Snail farms and other slow moving business (rates mitigation schemes)
Joseph Green quoted by Estates Gazette on the Court of Appeal’s judgment on property guardian rates relief schemes
Joseph Green quoted in Estates Gazette on the implications of Ludgate House Ltd v Ricketts
Briefing note on the consultation on Code of Practice for residential property agents
The RoPA has produced a draft of the overarching code and the RICS and The Property Ombudsman are currently consulting on it.
Joseph Green writes for the Estates Gazette Legal Q&A on rent and forfeiture under the CVA regime