Richard Owen Associate

I act for landlords and management companies in respect of a variety of property management issues.

My clients range from extremely large managing agents to resident management companies.
 
I have extensive experience of various types of First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) applications as well as County Court work.

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

William B Sprauge
Richard Owen

Notable Cases

- Acting for the Respondent landlord in a complex and long running right to manage claim (relating to a large development in South London) in which a total of 14 claim notices were served by the right to manage company.
 
- Successfully resisted (on behalf of a right to manage company) an application which was made to appoint a manager in respect of a block of flats on the Isle of Wight.
 
- Numerous County Court and First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) claims involving allegations that the landlord/management company has not complied with the statutory requirements relating to service charge demands or that the service charges claimed are unreasonable.  Such cases often involve several luxury flats.
 
- A number of forfeiture claims and dealing with issues relating to applications to suspend warrants of possession and relief from forfeiture.

Recent articles by Richard Owen

Service charge: Whether a tenant was estopped from bringing a second claim relying on facts raised in an earlier claim (Moorjani v Ivor Court Freehold Ltd, 2019)
Service charge: Whether a tenant was estopped from bringing a second claim relying on facts raised in an earlier claim (Moorjani v Ivor Court Freehold Ltd, 2019)
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Service charge:  Recovery of sums to clear a car park of leasehold flats
Service charge: Recovery of sums to clear a car park of leasehold flats
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Service charge:  The recoverability of professional fees and ancillary expenses under the service charge
Service charge: The recoverability of professional fees and ancillary expenses under the service charge
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