Darryn Harris


Darryn Harris





Languages Spoken

English, Afrikaans


I qualified and practiced as an attorney in South Africa before emigrating to the United Kingdom in 2003.  I have worked in a number of central and local governments roles before qualifying as a solicitor in 2008 and have since worked in both the public and private practice sectors in London, gaining further valuable litigation experience.

My wealth of experience covers all areas of property litigation and I have successfully represented a number of landlords at the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and County Court. I manage an extensive caseload covering various areas of law including statutory nuisance claims, unauthorised traveller encampments, injunctions, statutory and contractual debt related claims, contractual disputes and commercial and residential property related disputes.  I can help you with:

General Property Litigation including:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Statutory Nuisance (Private prosecutions)
  • Commercial Property Litigation (Landlord and Tenant) including:
  • Contentious and non-contentious business lease renewals
  • Rent and service charge recovery (including Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery, court proceedings and insolvency proceedings)
  • Disputes over breaches of covenant including forfeiture or relief applications
  • Service charge dispute
  • Exercising break options
  • Recovery of land or premises from unlawful occupiers or squatters
  • Lease surrender negotiations
  • Disputes over consent to assignment, sub-letting, change of use, alterations

Residential Property Litigation (Landlord and Tenant) including:

  • Recovering possession of property
  • Rent recovery (including court and tribunal proceedings, and insolvency proceedings)
  • Claims for disrepair and other disputes over breaches of covenant
  • Service charge disputes, challenges and consultations
  • Applications to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and the Upper Tribunal
  • Recovery of premises from unlawful occupiers/squatters
  • Disputes with owners of neighbouring properties over boundaries, easements (e.g. rights of way, rights to park, rights to light, etc.), trespass, nuisance and adverse possession

Recent Successes

  • Successfully assisted a client with a long standing boundary dispute.
  • Successfully represented many clients at the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and County Court.