It has long been the case that witnesses who are situated abroad have been able to give oral evidence either by video or telephone, without any requirement to obtain permission from the country from which they are giving evidence.
He regularly defends housing disrepair claims and is experienced in dealing with unlawful eviction claims, as well as advising upon general matters of housing management including issues arising under the Mental Health Act and Human Rights Act.
He advises in relation to commercial property disputes, including business tenancy renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, dilapidations claims, possession proceedings and forfeiture, and break clauses.
Simon has also acted on behalf of other commercial clients in respect of the management of residential property, including advice in relation to service charges. In disputes concerning residential property, Simon has advised as to the recovery of rent and service charges and possession actions in the County Court.
Simon has also provided advice in relation to boundary disputes and title rectification, trespass, actions arising under the Party Wall Act and claims in relation to property ownership under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act, as well as disputes and applications dealt with by the First-tier Property Tribunal.
He regularly provides training to clients on a wide range of property-related and housing management issues and, in 2014, was elected as the Chair for the Yorkshire Housing Law Practitioners Association.