Iqbal's property practice includes the following work.
Claims involving disrepair, dilapidations or breach of covenant; forfeiture or relief from forfeiture; challenging s. 146 notices; unreasonable refusal to consent to assignment/transfer; disputes over commercial licences; claims or applications to determine the meaning of words or acts under a lease or agreement; claims against guarantors. Iqbal also acts in disputes over business rates and fees or charges related to or applied on land.
LANDLORD & TENANT ACT 1954
Claims under sections 25 or 26; claims involving the validity of opt out agreements under s. 38A; disputes involving the applicability or extent of Part II of the Act.
Claims for possession; claims for rent arrears or disrepair; disputes over the nature of occupation (whether protected tenancy or otherwise); challenging the validity of tenancies; s. 146 notices or forfeiture of long leases; service charge disputes; disputes with managing agents or freeholders; partnership or business disputes involving residential lettings; claims against lettings agencies; claims against guarantors or third parties.
Claims of beneficial interest in land; raising estoppel; disputes over the payment of deposits; property purchased in a personal relationship with or without a declaration of trust; family property; equitable relief involving land (declarations, specific performance); claims under Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996; equitable leases.
Iqbal has acted in claims arising out of adverse possession of land as well as all manner of disputes involving mortgages or legal charges over land. Boundary disputes; nuisance; interpretation or enforcement of restrictive covenants; and access to neighbouring land.
EXAMPLES OF WORK IN 2018
Successful appeal in the Upper Tribunal against the dismissal of an adverse possession claim
A 3-day trial of a claim for unlawful forfeiture and damages where the landlord had forfeit the lease for non-payment of rent and alienation but immediately demised the property in a new lease to another lessee
4 claims by LPA Receivers seeking possession of commercial properties, all secured against a loan of £1m
Acted in a claim seeking to avoid a lease signed by a deceased landlord who was disabled, 3-day trial on non est factum and fraud
Claiming in ignis suus and Rylands v Fletcher against a local authority, whose warehouse burned down causing the claimant's neighbouring business loss