| Call 2014
Jonathan’s experience relating to issues of property law includes:
- Taylor v Taylor  EWHC 1080 (Ch),  4 WLR 83, a trial concerning the beneficial ownership of land which is at present authority for the proposition that a declaration of trust in a TR1 form is (or at least can be, in certain circumstances) a binding declaration of trust compliant with section 53 of the Law of Property Act 1925 if signed by the vendors even if not signed by the purchasers.
- The merits of making and resisting applications for a declaration of the beneficial shares in properties owned by cohabitants where the relationship has broken down, and on the appropriate level for settlement offers in these situations.
- Leasehold matters including the recoverability of maintenance works through service charges, the extension of long leases, and a tenant’s right to require the freeholder to take action against a noisy neighbour.
- An application to release money that had been paid into court on the enfranchisement of a lease, on behalf of the party who had been beneficially entitled to the freehold, where the sole trustee had died abroad and had no personal representative.
- Other property matters including an overage agreement enforceable by a right of re-entry, restrictive covenants, rights of way, easements and the Party Walls etc Act 1996.