Mr Peter Petts

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Peter regularly accepts all levels of court and tribunal instructions, predominantly in the fields of landlord and tenant, and real property. He has wide-ranging trial and appellate experience in the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal.


Commercial Landlord & Tenant

Peter’s expertise covers a wide range of commercial landlord and tenant work,
including: rent reviews; renewal of business tenancies; service charges; dilapidations; compensation for improvements; assignment; forfeiture and relief; other breaches of covenants, and interpretation and enforceability of covenants.

He has unparalleled experience of the leases of licensed premisesand and the complexity of their legal, commercial and social nuances. He represents both Pubcos and tenants in all conceivable disputes which may arise, including: construction of covenants, forfeiture, rent reviews, lease renewals, lease variations, validity and breaches of beer ties, injunctions, the landlord’s right of access, misrepresentation, and mistake.

Residential Leases & Tenancies

Peter’s residential landlord and tenant practice covers contractual, Housing Act and Rent Act tenancies, as well as long leases.

Peter has a wealth of experience before the LVT and the Land Registry Adjudicator, now the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal.

Land & Real Property

Peter’s real property practice includes: conveyancing and land registration; party wall disputes; easements and covenants; co-ownership, trusts and proprietary estoppel; disputed boundaries and adverse possession; public and private nuisance, and mortgages and charges.

Professional Negligence

Peter undertakes all property related professional negligence work.

Directory Recommendations

“Direct and to the point, and has very good knowledge of landlord and tenant law.” - The Legal 500, 2015

"Has an assured manner and an excellent technical grasp." - The Legal 500, 2014


Qualifications, Appointments

LLM (Hons)(Lond)

PBA Secretary


Property matters to look out for in 2014 (Solicitors Journal)

Getting section 146 notices right: Anders v Haralambous

Service charge consultation becomes an even larger elephant trap (The Chancellor's valedictory hand grenade) (Property Week, 25 January 2013)

Addressing the Issue (Butterworths Property Law Newsletter, October 2012, Vol 4 Issue 10)