Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Max Thorowgood has been appointed as a fee-paid Judge of the Residential Property Tribunal and has been assigned to the Eastern Region. This appointment means that Max currently sits part-time as a Judge of both the Land Registration and the Residential Property Divisions of First-Tier Tribunal, Property Chamber. He previously sat as a Deputy Adjudicator to Her Majesty’s Land Registry from 2008 until 2013.
His private practice in property and commercial litigation and advice continues as normal.
Residential Property has the highest caseload of the three divisions of The Property Chamber, dealing with about 10,000 cases a year. It adjudicates on matters such as the determination of ‘fair’ or ‘market’ rents, leasehold management disputes, leasehold enfranchisement claims and disputes relating to ‘right to buy’. It also handles appeals about previously imposed fines, HMO licensing decisions and financial penalties for housing offenses.