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Jeremy is an Associate in our property litigation team in Newcastle.

Jeremy has considerable specialist experience in property litigation, undertaking work for a range of clients including developers, local authorities, national retailers, housing associations, investor clients and commercial occupiers.

His work includes portfolio management including lease renewals, rent reviews, obtaining possession, specific performance claims, landlord and tenant issues and dilapidations.

Jeremy also advises on a wide range of issues relating to agricultural land.

Experience

 Jeremy’s experience includes:

  • Advising on land assembly issues involving the removal of tenants, issues of ownership of land including adverse possession and rights of way
  • Acting for landlords and tenants with regard to disputes concerning breaches of covenants in leases, including forfeiture, claims for damages and applications for relief from forfeiture
  • Advising local authorities on rights of way
  • Alienation issues, including consents to assignment and underletting and the unreasonable withholding of consent and issues arising from this
  • Specific performance claims
  • Advising on issues relating to agricultural land including termination of tenancies, succession issues and arbitrations

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  • "A reassuring presence’ with ‘a good commercial sense’."

    Client quote, Legal 500
  • "Knowledgeable, communicates very well and understands the client's need for a commercial solution."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Jeremy Hardy has a ‘tactical’ approach, is ‘a pleasure to work with and is able to see the bigger picture’. "

    Legal 500
  • "Clients say Jeremy Hardy is 'incredibly helpful and empathetic and knows his stuff'. He handles both litigation and arbitration, undertaking a broad range of work including dilapidations and possession claims."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Jeremy Hardy, ‘thinks tactically and always see the bigger picture’."

    Legal 500
  • "One source comments that Jeremy Hardy clearly 'knows his stuff,' while another notes: 'His style is very straightforward and businesslike, so you get to a sensible position far more quickly'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Jeremy Hardy is firmly considered to be an individual who 'knows his stuff and deals with matters efficiently'. His real estate litigation expertise includes cases involving rent reviews and lease renewals, dilapidations claims, and issues relating to specific performance, amongst others."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Jeremy Hardy 'provides good support and advice’."

    Legal 500
  • "Jeremy Hardy is viewed favourably by market sources, who commend 'his ability to think tactically and to see the bigger picture.'"

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