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Tanfield Chambers
Tanfield Chambers

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Property law, with a particular emphasis on enfranchisement, service charges and management, business lease renewal, rent review and arbitration.

Notable cases: Tower Hamlets v Abdi [1993] 1 EGLR 68, CA – determination of non-secure residential tenancy; Ganton House v Crossman [1995] 1 EGLR 239, CA – business lease renewal; Filering v Taylor [1996] EGCS 95 – surrender; Harrington v Newham [1998] 98 6 QR 5 – occupier’s liability; Re Palmeiro [1999] 3 EGLR 27 – removal of fixtures on forfeiture; Berthon Boat v Hoods Sailmakers [2000] 1 EGLR 39 – business lease renewal; Stapel v Bellshore [2001] 3 EGLR 7 – residential service charges; Riaz v Masaku [2001] L&TR 22 – indemnity covenant; WX Investments v Begg [2002] 1 WLR 2849 – rent review notice; Smith v Titanate [2005] 2 EGLR 63 – business tenancy – serviced apartments; Talisman v Norton Rose [2006] 1 EGLR 245 – solicitors’ negligence – business tenancy – damages; Weir v Area Estates [2010] 3 EGLR 91 – surrender of lease – auction; Howard de Walden v Broome [2012] L&TR 16 – lease extension – parts of flat; Arnold v Britten [2013] L&TR 13 – service charges; Kutchukian v John Lyons Estate [2013] 1 W.L.R. 2842 – leasehold enfranchisement – development value – LRHUD 1993 s.61; Alamouti v John Lyons Estate [2014] UKUT – enfranchisement – valuation; Clarise v Rees [2014] UKUT – enfranchisement – rent review to ‘modern ground rent’. London Sephardi Trust v John Lyons Estate [2015] UKUT 619 (LC) – leasehold enfranchisement – house – so-called “fourth” basis of assessment under Leasehold Reform Act 1967 s.9(1AA) – valuation of leases which have previously been extended under the Act – Housing and Planning Act 1986 s.23(1); Avon Ground Rents v 51 Earls Court Square RTM Company [2016] UKUT 1221 (LC) – Right to Manage – description of premises in company’s articles of association.

Non-contentious advice on residential and mixed-use development schemes, service charges and management.


Qualified 1986; Judge, First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

Publications: ‘Service Charges & Management’ (Sweet & Maxwell); ‘Rent Review: A Surveyor’s Handbook’ (RICS); weekly column on residential property law in ‘The Times’ newspaper.

Barrister of the Year, Property Management Awards 2011-12.




Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Association Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (Advisory Committee member).


St Edmunds College, Ware; University of Kent at Canterbury (1981 BA (Hons)).


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Mark LovedayTanfield ChambersMark is an approachable, user friendly barrister who is able to work at a number of different levels. His range of knowledge and experience in relation to enfranchisement and also service charge matters is impressive. He comes over very well with clients and is also highly responsive and sharp. On his feet Mark is excellent. Mark is an exceptional character and a great wit, as well as an intellect. In court or tribunal he is a skilled advocate and handles witnesses with a disarming ease. His management of evidence is exemplary and his judicial experience shines through. Mark is an all round professional and at the top of his game. In short, everything and more you would want a barrister in this niche area to be.