Partner Coles Miller, Head of Residential Leasehold
Department: Residential Leasehold Property
Matthew Lewis became head of Coles Miller’s Residential Leasehold Property department on 1 May 2016 and a Partner at the firm on 1 May 2017.
He has spent his entire career specialising in residential leasehold matters, working with consultant and former Senior Partner Andrew Howard, a highly respected residential leasehold specialist. (Three of Andrew’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 still further: he works closely with managing agents on contentious matters such as service charge disputes, breaches of covenant, enforcement and forfeiture.
Matthew is also a Trustee of Poole Citizens Advice. He has a long association with the bureau, having spent most of his spare time advising its clients on welfare reform and individual rights during his years of study. In February 2018 Matt was named an honorary consultant by the Federation of Private Residents’ Associations (FPRA).
Coles Miller is a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).
- 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
In his spare time Matthew enjoys keeping fit, playing squash, socialising and assisting the Leasehold Management Professionals (LMP) Group. Above all, Matthew enjoys supporting Leeds United through their infrequent highs and frequent lows!
Tel: 01202 355697
Fax: 0845 305 2114