Richard Cherry undertakes a wide range of chancery, commercial and property cases, with particular expertise in landlord and tenant issues.
Richard advises and appears for both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial possession claims with wide experience of disrepair and dilapidations, unlawful eviction and public law defences across the full range of Private and Public Sector tenancies, ASTs, assured, secure, non-secure and Rent Act tenancies as well as claims against trespassers.
He advises on traditional chancery cases including boundary disputes, easements and trusts of land, covenants – including applications to release or modify restrictive covenants – service and administration charge disputes, leasehold enfranchisement and competing claims for registration and appears in the First Tier Tribunal.
He is acknowledged as a leading authority in cases concerning the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations 1998 and their application to Section 21 possession claims having been instructed in both cases to have gone beyond first instance and in the only such case to be heard in the Court of Appeal.
Richard has a strong reputation for his expertise in mediation and negotiation where his mature, practical approach and ability to build rapport with both clients and opponents secures advantageous settlements.
Having spent 18 months, before coming to the Bar, working with the housing team at North Kensington Law Centre, Richard is particularly well-known for his deep understanding and experience of housing matters, including possession and disrepair as well as allocations issues, homelessness applications and appeals. He is constantly recognised for sensitive handling of vulnerable clients.
Richard also sits as a fee paid judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Health Education and Social Care Chamber)