As a senior lawyer in the property litigation team, Simon handles the full range of property disputes. His many years of experience mean he is sought after for his in depth knowledge and expertise.
Simon takes a thorough and proactive approach to protect clients’ interests when dealing with commercial property repossession; residential property repossession; enforcing lease covenants; trespass; recovery of service charges; property negligence claims and applications by business tenants for new leases.
Simon regularly works with landlords and tenants on claims to recover possession under the Housing Act 1988, either because of breaches of the terms of the tenancy agreement or simply because the landlord requires the return of the property.
He advises on business properties where the tenant has not been complying with their lease terms or where the tenant is threatened with action by their landlord.
Simon also helps with the renewal of business leases whose security is protected under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
Simon advises on the recovery of possession of commercial premises from trespassers, boundary disputes/ rights of way, claims for disrepair/dilapidations and service charge recovery or disputes.
Simon also acts on statutory claims for residential lease extensions, claims for adverse possession and claims for prescriptive rights.
The vast majority of cases are resolved without the court having to make final decision.
Simon studied law at Manchester University. After qualifying, he trained at Brecher and Co in central London before joining David Wineman and then moving to Measures Franks in Borehamwood after starting a family. He joined Turner & Debenhams (now Debenhams Ottaway) in 2004.
Simon is a member of the Property Litigation Association.
Simon is a member of the Probono Herts University Law Clinic and regularly gives advice.
An attendee of the clinic comments, “Simon Tucker was very considerate and friendly. He put me at ease during the meeting and gave me a helpful advice. The members of the Law Clinic considered all points which I raised and responded with clear answers to my questions.
I found myself in a legally challenging and complex situation with exorbitant service charges arrears which were putting me at risk of losing my home. The advice from the Law Clinic was very useful and constructive. I am very grateful for the helpful advice I received. The risks were clarified, and I was also provided with solutions. Overall, I gained a better understanding about the sequence of steps that I need to undertake to resolve the matter.”
Simon Tucker's news
The case of London Trocadero v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd and others sought to deal with the issue of rent arrears during the covid-19 pandemic where the tenant’s income has been…
In a recent Court of Appeal decision, it was held that unchallenged expert evidence is not automatically accepted by the court if it does not go as far as proving causation and satisfying the burden…
We are hosting a webinar on Thursday 25 November where Simon Tucker, Rachel Watson and Jessica Kavanagh, property litigators from Debenhams Ottaway will explore the emerging trend of technical defences…
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Absolutely excellent service. I dealt with Simon Tucker on a dispute I was having with a letting agent. Simon gave great, practical advice, which ensured the matter reached the conclusion in the way I wanted in a reasonable timeframe.
I just want to say thanks so much for your wonderful services.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you to resolve this long standing issue to a favourable conclusion.
Thank you very much for all your work on this and making it happen for me. I really appreciate everything you have done for me.
We would like to say a huge thank you for your expertise and assistance with our case.
We want to express our sincere appreciation to you and to your team for your assistance with the legal advice, guidance and understanding for successfully achieving our objectives.
Constructive and concise explanations, friendly and helpful advice at every turn – we are truly grateful for the help you have given us.
Everything was completed remotely by phone or email, each step was clear to both parties, the work was thorough and Simon’s expertise, professionalism and calm manner was pleasant to work with on our case.
Simon provided exceptional advice that ensured the matter reached to a successful conclusion in my favour. Simon is a courteous and erudite individual who has acumen to explain some complex issues to a layman in a friendly manner. I would, for sure, recommend Simon to others. Thank you, Simon.