Landmark Chambers

Justin Bates

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Practice Areas

Residential property law (residential leasehold disputes, service charges, enfranchisement, right to manage, fire safety)

Social Housing law (homelessness, allocations, licensing schemes)

Residential landlord and tenant (HMOs, Pt.3 houses, Welsh licensing schemes, gas safety)

Local government law associated with housing/property disputes


Member of Landmark Chambers since 2019. Recent work includes: co-author of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018; work on the RTM reform proposals for the Law Commission (2019-2020); Assethold Ltd v 63 Holmes Road (London) RTM Co Ltd [2020] UKUT 288 (LC); Q Studios (Stoke) RTM Co Ltd v Premier Ground Rents [2020] UKUT 197 (LC); No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Ltd v East Tower Apartments Ltd [2020] UKUT 163 (LC); Piechnik v Oxford CC [2020] EWHC 960 (QB); Jarvis v Evans [2020] EWCA Civ 854; Trecarrel House Ltd v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760;

AB v Camden LBC [2020] UKUT 158 (AAC); Croydon LBC v Kalonga [2020] EWHC 1353 (QB); R (Fisher) v Durham CC [2020] EWHC 1277 (Admin); R (JCWI) v Secretary of State [2020] EWCA Civ 542

Professional Memberships

Property Bar Association

Housing Law Practitioners Association


Deputy General Editor, Encyclopedia of Housing Law

Co-author, Homelessness and Allocations

Co-author, Leasehold Disputes