Ms Morayo Fagborun Bennett

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Morayo specialises in all areas of landlord and tenant and property law. Recent cases include Charalambous v Ng [2015] 1 WLR 3018 (tenancy deposit schemes), Coope v Ward [2015] 1 WLR 4081 (easement of support and measured duty of care) and Farah v Hillingdon LBC [2014] HLR 24 (intentionality and homelessness). 


 Landlord and Tenant

Morayo has a wide-ranging residential practice including lease renewals, tenancy deposits, service charge disputes, forfeiture, disrepair and dilapidation matters, injunctive and committal proceedings, unlawful eviction, applications for equitable and beneficial interests, rent arrears case complicated by mental illness and criminal prosecution under section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990) for statutory nuisance. Her commercial landlord and tenant practice comprises both advisory and advocacy work. Recent cases have concerned forfeiture, mistake, rectification, breach of covenant, dilapidations, rent review and disputed lease renewals.


Social Housing

Morayo acts in social housing matters relating to possession proceedings for matters including rent arrears, trespass, subletting, succession, only or principal home, nuisance and anti-social behaviour. She also acts in anti-social behaviour injunctions, committals, unlawful eviction, homelessness, community care and disrepair cases. Morayo was junior counsel in the intention homelessness case of Farah v Hillingdon LBC [2014] EWCA Civ 359; [2014] HLR 24.


Land and Real Property

Morayo’s land and real property practice includes boundary disputes, measured duty of care, easements, restrictive covenants, mortgages and other charges including estate charges, neighbour and party wall disputes. She was junior counsel in the recent Court of Appeal case of Coope v Ward [2015] EWCA Civ 30; [2015] 1 WLR 4081, which concerned whether there was a measured duty of care between adjoining landlords in respect of a retaining wall following its collapse and the extent of such a duty.

Directory Recommendations

“She is calm, well prepared and fights her cases with determination and skill.”
(Chambers and Partners UK 2016)

Qualifications, Appointments

BVC (Outstanding)

CPE (Commendation)

MA (Westminster) Crime, Human Rights and the International Community (Distinction)

MA (Oxon) Philosophy and Theology

Buchanan Prize 2004 IDS Brief Prize for Employment Law 2004 Sibel Dedezade Pro Bono Award 2004 Hardwicke Scholar 2003 Lord Bowen Scholar 2002


Setting aside unconscionable bargains - Solicitors Journal

The Upper Tribunal on invalid decisions - Public Law Today

The Upper Tribunal on invalid decisions - Local Government Lawyer

Property development - High price paid for bulldozing the rules - Property Investor News

Flawed & invalid decision-making by government - New Law Journal

Tenancy deposit schemes - The saga continues - Solicitors Journal

The measured duty of care - The solution when bits of a property fall, slip or slide? - New Law Journal

Liability for nuisance: Recent developments in the measured duty of care between occupiers - Speakers Corner, Property Litigation Association

Rules for out-of-area placements - The MJ

Legal Analysis: Court ruling bad news for landlords on tenancy deposit protection scheme -PrimeResi

Damages for disrepair – long leasehold properties - Local Government Lawyer

Disrepair, default judgements and debarring orders - Solicitors Journal

Homelessness, affordability and reasons - Local Government Lawyer

The law surrounding intention to return - Knock Knock! Tenancy Fraud Forum