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Richard Greenby Partner

Richard is a Partner in the Property Department.

He has extensive experience in acting for sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants on a wide range of commercial property and residential transactions.

His commercial work includes:

  • The acquisition and disposal of offices, restaurants/bars and retail premises and attending to the funding arrangements;
  • Attending to the drafting and negotiation of commercial leases for landlords and tenants;
  • Advising landlords and tenants regarding the renewal of business tenancies with applications to the County Court.

Recent work has included:

  • Acting on the leasehold acquisition of premises for a restaurant owner in Shaftesbury Avenue and a commercial lease in relation to a building in Covent Garden;
  • Acting on the freehold sale of an Embassy in Belgravia;
  • Negotiating the surrender of a business lease to the Grosvenor Estate;
  • Acting on high value Option Agreements for developers and in relation to residential and commercial land. 

His residential work includes:

  • The acquisition and disposal of high value freehold and leasehold properties and attending to the funding arrangements;
  • Acting for landlords and tenants on the grant and disposal of leases relating to maisonettes, purpose built blocks of flats, converted properties and new developments;
  • Acting for landlords and tenants on Individual extension of leases and Collective Enfranchisements.

Recent work in this area includes:

  • Recent high value work includes the sale of a circa £4 million penthouse apartment in Hampstead and a sale of a flat in St John Wood for £1.3 million;
  • Acting on the purchase of new build freehold property in Primrose Hill for circa £1.5 million;
  • Acting on the purchase of circa £2 million new build leasehold property in Fulham Riverside;
  • Dealing with 3 blocks of lease extensions in Central London;
  • A lease extension in Hamilton Terrace, St John’s Wood which involved an application to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), a claim at the County Court at Central London and dealing with the related settlement;
  • A recent acquisition of a freehold in Notting Hill on behalf of tenants which involved both section 5 auction procedure and section 13 notice strategy.

Richard has previously worked in Hampstead, Central London and the Hertfordshire area.

Aside from conveyancing, Richard has an insolvency qualification and has also worked in the Insolvency sector dealing with the sale of insolvent businesses and dealt with court related work on behalf of administrators and trustees in bankruptcy.

Away from work, Richard enjoys keeping up to date with current affairs. He has also published legal articles on lease extension matters in national journals.

Richard also speaks semi-fluent French.


“Richard, Thank you for this cheering news and to commend you for your efforts and resilience. This is such a relief and could not have been possible without your steadfastness. I wish all other solicitors were as committed as you are as you even went out your professional calling to get this through. Once more thanks and best regards”

“Richard was the solicitor who acted on the sale of my house and the purchase of my new house. I can only applaud Richard's professionalism from start to finish. I was very encouraged by the first step that Richard took after we had instructed him, asking to come to the house that we were selling on a Sunday evening, where he met with myself and my wife and went trough the relevant forms and documents. Richard also expressed a keenness to see the house so he knew what he was dealing with, something that I absolutely agree with. Despite it being the weekend there was no limit on the time Richard was willing to spend with us that evening. During the process of selling and buying, Richard's patience was perpetual, his availability was constant and messages or emails were always replied to the same day. I also found that I would receive emails from Richard over the weekend, again working in his own personal time; this was not unusual. As is always the case with conveyancing, some unusual and unique queries can arise, at times Richard would say he would come back to me with the answer/his thoughts, as he wanted to look into it further; this showed to me that the level of accuracy he works to on a personal level and for his clients is extremely high and, more importantly, that Richard has the maturity and wisdom not to rush into something he may be unsure about and make sure that all the information is at his disposal before confirming either way. In a similar way Richard showed absolute calmness at all times. I honestly felt that with Richard acting for us, no stone was left unturned and he very much had our best interests at heart. Overall, it's a pleasure to deal with Richard.”

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all you did to help [us]. Without your help, particularly when I moved, we couldn’t have completed. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and if I ever need any kind of legal advice in the future I’ll be giving you a call!”

“Richard, thank you for your phone message this morning regarding the completion of the sale of my flat. Great news! Thank you very much for taking care of all the legal issues involved. You made it a very stress-free experience for me.”

“It has been an absolute pleasure working on this file with you and very well done!”

"Many thanks for seeing this through pretty much against all odds!"

"Thank you so much for all your sterling efforts on our behalf, with both properties. We were in very good hands... Thanks again for your professional expertise and good humour".


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