I’m head of the property dispute resolution team. My clients value my straightforward advice and delivery of solutions to property-related problems.
I have worked in the City and in Kent and have over 25 years of property dispute resolution experience in a variety of property markets including retail, office, infrastructure, industrial and distribution, residential and holiday and leisure, working for a wide range of clients including property investors and developers, central and local government bodies, businesses and private individuals and affordable housing providers.
I am ranked in the leading legal directory, Chambers and Partners UK, for Real Estate Litigation – The South.
Areas of expertise:
- Opposed business lease renewals
- Lease breaks
- Property-related insolvency issues
- Rent review
- Possession actions: opposed applications for consent to assignment, underletting, alterations or change of use rent arrears
- Service charge disputes
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in November 1995
- Member of Property Litigation Association
Assisted owners of properties to assess options and maximise recovery from tenants in liquidation, administration or under voluntary arrangements, dealing with over 100 different processes.
Helped a well-known tenant company to make a seven-figure saving by successfully meeting tricky repairing, payment and other lease compliance conditions for breaking its lease.
Helped a shopping centre owner obtain possession of part of a centre for redevelopment, as well as helping other landlords obtain future flexibility through redevelopment break options.
Helped a public sector tenant make a multimillion pound saving on a dilapidations claim on exiting a building that it had occupied for 40 years.
Successfully pursued a significant claim for a landlord for arrears and future rent against a previous tenant, after the retailer it had assigned to had entered liquidation.
Negotiated a settlement for a commercial tenant on a point of interpretation in a rent review dispute, giving it a £2 million saving on rent.
Miles Paffard is extremely bright, amazingly personable and has a very good eye for detail.
Chambers & Partners
Miles is very measured in his approach and sound in his understanding of the legal principles.
Chambers & Partners
Miles Paffard is excellent; fiendishly clever but extremely good to work with.