Andy Meatcher

Associate

Real Estate Dispute Resolution

Andy’s practice focuses on providing commercially practical advice to a broad range of clients. He specialises in providing advice in relation to real estate disputes with a particular focus on commercial property disputes.

Andy has significant expertise in commercial property disputes and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Previously Andy has acted for numerous large high street retail tenants and dealt with large portfolios of stores across the UK. Andy also has experience in advising landlords in relation to commercial disputes as well particularly investment portfolios.

Landlord and Tenant Disputes – providing advice in relation to business tenancy renewals both opposed and unopposed, break notices, rent and service charge arrears, dilapidations claims, forfeiture and possession claims.

Land and Development Disputes – dealing with the number of issues arising from development including option notices, telecommunications apparatus advice, trespass issues, nuisance claims, boundary disputes, restrictive covenant disputes, and adverse possession claims.

Work highlights

LEASE RENEWAL

Acted on an opposed lease renewal in relation to a large retail unit where the landlord was seeking to redevelop the premises.


PROPERTY DAMAGE

Advised in relation to a damage to a neighbouring wall on behalf of a developer client, which settled for a large sum at mediation.


RENT ARREARS

Pursuing and defending rent arrears claims as a result of Covid-19.


DILAPIDATIONS

Acted in a multimillion-pound dilapidations claim and dealt with settlement on behalf of a tenant client.


TRESPASSING

Advised a large education client in relation to trespass proceedings by way of protest which led to successfully obtaining an injunction from the High Court to remove the trespassing persons unknown in occupation.


NOISE DISTURBANCE

Provided advice in relation to a large central London office accommodation where our client’s landlord was completing works and causing significant noise disturbance to our client and dealt with subsequent large settlement of this claim.


FORFEITURE

Advice in relation to forfeiture and termination proceedings as a result of non-payment of rent, insolvency of the tenant, and alterations in breach of lease.


Memberships and Associations

Member of the PLA South Coast Committee

Recent articles

Media spotlight

Impending passing of the Renters (Reform) Bill spells trouble for tenants and landlords

Ian Narbeth shares his insights with Property118 on the potential impact of the Renters (Reform) Bill  for tenants and landlords

Ian Narbeth

17/05/2024

Events

Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Brighton, June 2024

Network with colleagues in the field over bacon rolls before hearing the latest news from our team.

15/05/2024

Events

Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Crawley, June 2024

Join our expert Real Estate and Planning teams in Crawley  as we bring you the latest updates in Property law and answer your questions.

14/05/2024

Insights

Our commercial tenant wants to be in the property before a lease is agreed – what should we do?

Our advice is clear – use the tenant’s keenness as the reason to agree the lease more quickly, and do not let your tenant into occupation on a handshake and promise to agree the lease next week.

24/04/2024