About

Robert Boucher is a real estate disputes lawyer with particular expertise in residential matters including lease extensions, collective enfranchisement, and right to manage, as well as, commercial landlord and tenant disputes. 

Robert's practice encompasses all manner of property disputes, including commercial and residential.  Robert always looks to find both technical and creative solutions to resolve those disputes.

He has particular expertise in leasehold enfranchisement, acting for landlords and tenants in collective enfranchisements and lease extensions. He frequently advises on complex enfranchisements where valuation and development value are in dispute. 

Robert litigates in the High Court, County Court, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

He is a member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA) and the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).

Recent work
  • Sloane Stanley Estate v Mundy and others- Acting for the leaseholders in the landmark joint appeal to the Upper Tribunal on relativity to be applied when calculating the premium for lease extensions. 
  • Acting for a FTSE 250 listed property developer in a £6m claim against a tenant for breach of covenant to fit out and trade from a commercial property.
  • Defending a commercial landlord in a £5m High Court claim brought by the tenant.
  • Acting in multi-party High Court proceedings defending a mortgage possession action whilst also making a claim against a Trustee in Bankruptcy on the basis of a claim of beneficial ownership of the residential property.
  • Advising on service charge disputes for commercial and residential tenants.
  • Acting for landlords and tenants in opposed and unopposed commercial lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
Did you know
Robert is a season ticket holder at Arsenal Football Club, and is also a published musician who has been played on BBC Radio 1.

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