Year of call 2012
Richard Granby’s practice encompasses the full range of real property disputes as well as landlord and tenant matters including service charge disputes, residential and commercial forfeiture and contested lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
Richard appears in all levels of the Court and Tribunal system, whether alone or led, and accepts instructions from freeholders, LPA receivers and mortgagees as well as management companies, leaseholders and borrowers. Where appropriate, Richard appears as sole counsel in the High Court and has appeared without a leader in the Court of Appeal.
Prior to pupillage, Richard read History at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge and is a Denning, Hardwick & Eastham Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.
Richard appears in the full range of disputes arising from commercial property including contested and uncontested lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and proceedings following forfeiture.
Richard represents leaseholders, freeholders and management companies in service charge disputes in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and advises on obligations and liabilities, and costs recovery, under the terms of long leases. Richard has experience of bringing and defending challenges to the reasonableness of service charges, the entitlement to recover identified costs against leaseholders and the enforcement of the costs of major works following s.20 consultation.
Richard frequently appears in proceedings for forfeiture of residential long leases and relief from forfeiture. Richard provides advice and representation in matters relating to statutory security including under the Rent Act 1977.
Richard frequently acts in claims relating to disrepair in commercial and residential property as well as claims for Rent Repayment Orders and proceedings relating to property licensing offences.
Richard advises and acts for clients in all areas of property law including:
Richard had a particular interest in mortgages and the powers and duties of receivers and frequently provides advice and representation to both receivers and mortgagees as well as residential and commercial borrowers.
Richard undertakes a substantial amount of work concerning rights over land including easements and rights of way as well as boundary and registration disputes in both courts and the First Tier Tribunal (Land Registration Division).
Richard is regularly instructed in trials concerning beneficial ownership of property and other claims under the provisions of the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
Successful appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in a 'double hatting case' in respect of a landlord's enforcement costs and the correct jurisdiction for determining the landlords' costs claimed under the CPR.