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Martin Codd, Partner at Penningtons Manches


Martin leads the firm’s property entrepreneurs team which is dedicated to servicing the particular needs of the owner/occupier business investing in real estate and high achieving entrepreneurs. He has considerable experience in dealing with landlord and tenant issues and has spent his entire career advising on the purchase and sale of commercial assets, such as offices, high street and out of town retail units, shopping centres and hotels.

Martin acts for a wide range of clients including landed estates, companies, trusts, institutional investors, traders and entrepreneurs. He is one of the firm’s leading experts in the complex area of enfranchisement law/claims and together with our specialist property litigation teams regularly takes cases to the First Tier Tribunal.

A founding member of the Association of Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), Martin is accredited to the Law Society’s CQS scheme for residential conveyancing. He has written and lectured extensively on landlord and tenant law throughout his long career. He qualified in 1989 and joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2011 from Dawsons of Lincoln’s Inn where he was managing partner.

Recent work highlights

  • Bringing a claim and acting for a commercial tenant against the Howard de Walden estate under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
  • Acting for a private investor on the acquisition and disposal of 110 houses.
  • Advising a private property company on the acquisition, lease-back and disposal of numerous commercial properties.
  • Creating an institutional fund for residential investment and managing its assets and subsequent realisation.
  • Acting for a major London estate in connection with dealing with all enfranchisement claims brought against them.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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