Our Commonhold Expertise

Commonhold is a method of property ownership introduced by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. It is a system of freehold tenure for flats or other units within a multi-occupancy building which provides for shared responsibility for common services.

Very few Commonhold blocks currently exist but the Government hopes to reinvigorate this form of tenure by reforming the law.

Members of Tanfield are at the forefront of the debate for reform and regularly contribute creative and practical advice on making Commonhold a more attractive option. Tanfield can advise on how to set up and run a Commonhold block and how to deal with any disputes which might arise.

In particular, barristers at Tanfield draw on the set’s noted standing for both Landlord & Tenant work, Enfranchisement, Lease Extensions, Service Charges, Social Housing and the Renewal and Termination of Tenancies.

Our Commonhold Clients

Tanfield’s clients include small landowners, landlords and tenants, as well as property developers, commercial organisations, leading Real Property law firms and Local Authorities.

Our Commonhold Barristers

Philip Rainey QC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Christopher Heather QC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

Timothy Polli QC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Mark Loveday

Call 1986

Chris Maynard

Call 1988

Piers Harrison

Call 1997

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Amanda Gourlay

Call 2004

Michael Walsh

Call 2006