Partner Coles Miller, Head of Residential Leasehold
Department: Residential Leasehold Property
Matthew Lewis is head of our Residential Leasehold Property department and a Partner at the firm.
Matthew has spent his entire career specialising in residential leasehold matters. A member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), a number of the firm’s cases are cited in the leading text book on the subject.
Residential leasehold property is a complex area of the law that requires specialist expertise. Matthew is specialising further: he works closely with managing agents on contentious matters such as service charge disputes, breaches of covenant, enforcement and forfeiture.
Matthew is an influential individual in the residential leasehold property sector, named in News on The Block’s Hot 100 list in 2018 and highly commended in the Young Professional of the Year category at the Enfranchisement & Right to Manage Awards in 2019. Matthew was also noted as a ‘Rising Star’ in Flat Living’s ‘Property Management 50’ in 2019.
Matthew is an honorary consultant of the Federation of Private Residents’ Associations (FPRA), a member of the Institute of Residential Property Managers (IRPM), and co-founder of Leasehold Management Professionals (LMP).
In his spare time, Matthew can be found watching the drama unfold at Leeds United Football Club!
- All issues relating to leasehold owned flats
- Service charges, reasonableness and recovery
- Right to vary a lease
- Enforcement and breaches of covenant
- County Court Proceedings
- Buying the freehold
- Extending the lease
- Right to Manage
- Right of First Refusal
Tel: 01202 355697
Fax: 0845 305 2114