Gary Scott


Gary Scott

020 7636 6969
Practice Areas

Gary's practice focuses on property disputes for landowners, landlords and leaseholders. He acts extensively in disputes about land ownership and Trusts of Land.

He deals with a wide range of landlord and tenant matters including statutory lease extensions, collective freehold purchase and 'Right to Manage'.

He also advises developers and investors as to pre-emption rights under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and in particular how to avoid them...!

Gary's recent cases include:

  • Acting for a charity in respect of a claim for specific performance of a property sale contract.
  • Acting for an offshore trust in a matrimonial dispute relating to the beneficial ownership of UK properties.
  • Advising an occupier in respect of Adverse Possession of land in Notting Hill
  • Advising a group of lessees about unreasonably high block insurance contributions.
  • Advising residents of a gated community with regards to a claim by the local authority to reinstate a Right of Way through their development.
  • Acting for a group of lessees in respect of a heavily contested right to manage application

Reported cases:

Re Easy Letting & Leasing Ltd [2008] EWHC 3175 (Morgan J.)
Application to restrain the advertisement of a winding-up petition; approach the Court should take where allegation that debt is bona fide disputed on substantial grounds.

Website Updates and Articles:

Commercial tenant holding over does not acquire 1954 Act rights

Game Changer for Commercial Rents

Tenancy deposit update: Post Gardner


Gary is a member of these professional associations:

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Personal Interests

Watching sport, spending time with his family