Matthew deals with all aspects of Property law, including conveyancing, charges, easements and restrictive covenants. He has acted in a number of cases concerning the application of section 2 of the Law of Property Act 1989 and the issue of whether the vendor is obliged to return a deposit.
Matthew’s cases include:
- Acting for Claimant in long-running and hotly contested possession proceedings based on the assignment of a substantial secured loan, which the Claimant sought to enforce by way of sale (including application to appeal).
- Acting for Claimant in an unjust enrichment claim concerning an extension to the Defendant’s house which was paid for by the Claimant on the understanding that he would live there indefinitely;
- Acting for Defendant to a claim for rectification of the register of title on the ground that the Claimant’s signature to the Deed of Transfer (executed many years ago) had been forged by the Defendant’s late father;
- Acting for lessee of commercial premises, in a claim brought by the landlord’s personal representative claiming rectification of the lease based on alleged fraud by lessee;
- Acting for local authority opposing claim for right of way intended to thwart development of land;
- Acting for the landlord in an appeal before Mrs Justice McGowan in Lingfield Point No. 2 Limited -v- Hodgson and Reid, concerning whether a deposit had been “been returned to the tenant in full” for the purpose of s. 215(2A) Housing Act 1988 in circumstances where the Landlord had sent the tenants a cheque which was purportedly returned.