Matthew Wood Associate

Matthew is a property litigation associate, acting on a broad range of residential and commercial property disputes. He provides clear, pragmatic advice to resolve disputes as cost-effectively and speedily as possible.
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Matthew advises clients across both the commercial and residential sectors including large investment trusts, property portfolios, commercial occupiers, developers and private individuals.

He regularly advises landlords with asset management related issues including lease renewals, debt recovery, forfeiture, break rights and dilapidations. He also advises on risk mitigation and compliance as well as dispute resolution.

He also advises on a broad range of residential matters including service charge disputes, party wall disputes, subsidence claims, disrepair and housing claims and possession claims. He acts for commercial clients, private individuals and residential management companies.

Matthew is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

  • Real estate litigation

Dilapidations claims

Matthew is the lead associate on a current £9 million terminal dilapidations claim.

Portfolio asset management

Matthew has acted regularly for landed estates on a wide range of property litigation matters across their portfolio. This includes advice on rent arrears recovery, possession proceedings, tenant insolvency, forfeiture and lease renewals. This includes commencing commercial rent arrears recovery to ultimately recover c. £1 million in rent arrears.

Service charge disputes

Matthew has acted for freeholders, RMCs and leaseholders in service charge disputes in both the First-tier Tribunal and the County Court. He has recently acted for an RMC on a complex service charge claim and counterclaim worth over £9 million in respect of a Belgravia residential block.

Party wall disputes

Matthew has previously acted for a private individual on complex litigation concerning a party wall dispute and subsidence damage following redevelopment work involving multiple expert witnesses in both the County Court and the Court of Appeal.

Real property disputes

Acting for private individuals in respect to a disputed right of way and easement claim which concerned wayleaves and the implications of the Electronic Communications Code on undocumented telecommunications apparatus.

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