Matthew's property practice incorporates both real property and residential/commercial landlord and tenant. He has particular expertise in fields such as adverse possession, boundary disputes, easements and covenants, Land Registry disputes, mortgages, trusts of land and building disputes.
He combines his commercial and property expertise to provide highly effective representation in business tenancy renewal negotiations and disputes. He also acts for landlords and tenants in forfeiture/possession proceedings, dilapidations/disrepair disputes and service charge disputes, including more complex matters heard in the High Court.
In addition, he acts for landlords and leaseholders in claims for new leases and enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, including disputes as to premium and the terms of new leases, and the rights of landlords following enfranchisement.
GBQ Investments Ltd v (1) Mortgage Express, (2) NRAM Limited  EWHC 2536 (Ch). An ongoing case concerning the equity of redemption in relation to a portfolio of mortgaged properties.
Parkes v Wilkes  EWHC 1556 (Ch). A High Court appeal in a case concerning the intention of the parties behind the purchase of the freehold interest pursuant to the collective enfranchisement provisions under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
Chubb & Bruce v Dean & Anr  EWHC 1282 (Ch). An application for an order for sale in a mortgage case dealing with (i) the applicable rate of interest due, (ii) whether matters gave rise to an 'unfair relationship' between the parties under s140B of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, and (iii) appropriation.
Patel v Singh & Anor  EWHC 2980 (Fam). A successful claim under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 lasting more than three weeks in the High Court.