Year of call 2008
Sam Madge-Wyld is an experienced and renowned expert in property law, with a particular expertise in landlord and tenant and mortgages. He is recommended by both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 guides who comment that he “has excellent judgment”, “is confident under pressure” and “knows housing law backwards”.
He is regularly called upon to act and advise on a diverse range of property disputes in both the commercial and residential sectors. Recent examples include disputes that have arisen from the redevelopment of land, the ownership of land, the condition of commercial and residential leasehold premises, mortgages over land, enfranchisement and the tenant’s right of first refusal, the management of leasehold premises, neighbour disputes, residential and commercial service charges, rent reviews, contracts for the sale of land, applications to the Land Registry, injunctions to restrain interferences over land and the enforcement of housing offences. His practice also includes claims for professional negligence against solicitors, surveyors, managing agents and other professionals that arise from property related issues. The variety of his instructions means that he has appeared in the county court, High Court and Court of Appeal, while also the First-tier and Upper Tribunals and, occasionally, magistrates’ courts too.
Sam’s knowledge and expertise derives from the fact that he writes extensively and regularly in his areas of expertise. He is the co-author of Defending Possession Proceedings (2022), Service Charges and Management (2022), Housing Law Casebook (2017) and Quiet Enjoyment: Protection from Rogue Landlords (2017). He also writes, with HHJ Luba KC, a regular monthly column on the recent developments in housing law, along other articles for a number of legal journals and publications. He also lectures and teaches solicitors, property managers, private landlords and letting agents at conferences and seminars across the country.
He accepts instructions on a direct access basis from the public.
Sam acts for residential and commercial lessors, lessees, property managers and surveyors on a wide variety of leasehold disputes including:
He presents seminars and speaks at conferences on the recovery of ground rent, service and administration charges, lease variations, service of property notices and the application of the Equality Act 2010 to leasehold premises.
Sam advises and acts for clients in all areas of property law including:
Sam, as a part of his real property practice, acts for and against banks, other lenders and LPA receivers in all types of mortgage litigation.
Sam advises and acts on property related professional negligence for and against managing agents, surveyors and solicitors.