Warren Reid



Warren is a partner in the Property Disputes team, qualifying in 1992.

Warren’s expertise is in landlord and tenant litigation, 1954 Act lease renewals, exit strategies for corporate occupiers, dilapidations, rent arrears, rent reviews, break options, alienation issues, alterations and insolvency; also in real property disputes including the interpretation of deeds, easements including rights of way, boundary issues, restrictive covenants, rights to light, and access to neighbouring land.

Warren is a pragmatic and solutions focused lawyer. He acts for landlords and tenants with national property portfolios, developers (household name and local), social landlords, ports and harbours, landed estates, charities, and business occupiers in the healthcare, technology, retail, public, and rural land sectors.

Warren qualified in London, spending his early years with an eminent law firm. Before joining Ashfords in 2020, Warren headed up the Property Disputes team and the Real Estate Department at a top 100 Law Firm where he was also a longstanding member of the Management Board. Warren is recognised by Chambers as a leading property litigation practitioner and is a Legal 500 recommended lawyer.

Warren is a member of the Property Litigation Association, a longstanding RICS guest speaker (London and the SW), and a trustee of Dorothy House Hospice Care.

Relevant experience

Warren has an excellent track record in resolving Real Estate disputes, including negotiations, numerous mediations, and when necessary at trial. His experience includes:

  • Acting for Compass Children’s Homes in the last two years in relation to its national and expanding property portfolio, to include advice on break options, rights of way, access, boundary, repairing, and option to purchase issues.
  • Advising a leading learning disabilities, autism, dementia, mental health, and health care provider, Silvacare, to include assorted landlord and tenant issues, and property advice in relation to a landlord’s Notice to Repair and carrying out roof renovation works.
  • In 2023 acting for home care experts, Helping Hands, advising on their national property portfolio and a wide range of issues.  Work included strategic property advice, lease advisory issues, break notices, dilapidations and other repairing issues, and other property issues.
  • For many years, acting for several eminent and long established southwest alms-houses advising on their operational and investment property portfolios. Advice included 1954 Act lease renewals, break notices, dilapidations, assignment and other alienation issues, successful court hearings, mediations, alterations, rent and service charge arrears and a wide range of commercial and residential landlord and tenant issues.   
  • Acting for the developer in Stadium Capital Holdings Limited v St Marylebone Property Company [2011] EWHC 2856 (Ch). This leading Court of Appeal case concerned the award of damages for trespass based on a hypothetical negotiation.

Awards and Accreditations

Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2024
Chambers Warren Reid 2024

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