Mr Jonathon Rushton

Head of 36 Property

  • Mediator
  • Public Access


Jonathon Rushton is a specialist Chancery barrister and the joint head of the Property Team at 36 Bedford Row. Called to the Bar in 1997 his practice is firmly within the specialist spheres of property law, commercial and residential landlord and tenant law.  Dealing with the contentious and non-contentious matters within these sectors Jonathon has developed a reputation for his no nonsense approach to problem solving whilst keeping a weather eye on litigation. Jonathon lectures and writes on property matters within chambers and externally in partnership with solicitors firms and other professionals.  Jonathon is also a CEDR qualified mediator.


Jonathon maintains an extensive property based practice whose principal areas includes most aspects of commercial L & T including:

● Business tenancies.

● Breach of covenant.

● Rent and service charge disputes.

● Claims for forfeiture.

● Contracting out.

● Surrender by operation of law and dilapidations.


Residential Long Leaseholds: all aspects including service charge disputes, breach of covenant claims, lease extensions and variations of leases.

Professional negligence claims against solicitors in respect of commercial and residential property matters.

Injunctions and equitable remedies.


Residential Landlord and Tenant:

Jonathon is known for his practical, no nonsense approach to this area of law which has seen him provide advisory and advocacy work up to Court of Appeal level. His areas of specialisation includes:

● General issues of local authority and housing association vires.

● Assured, secure, and introductory tenancies.

● Anti-social behaviour and racial harassment.

● Service charges, major works & Decent Homes issues.

● Homelessness.

● The right to buy and right to acquire.

● Housing standards, enforcement powers, and grants.

● Housing and other welfare benefits.

● Disrepair.

● Squatter actions.

● Possession actions (rent arrears, nuisance, anti-social behaviour, unlawful subletting).


 Real Property: Jonathon’s practice in the wider sphere of real property and land law includes:-

● Adverse possession claims.

● Co-ownership issues.

● Easements.

● Restrictive covenants.

● Boundary disputes.

● Rights of way.

● Property fraud.

● Legal and beneficial interests.

● TOLATA claims






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