Richard Jones is a Solicitor and Partner in Bury & Walkers LLP.
Richard has had a long and varied career and has considerable experience of most areas of the law. Richard now concentrates on residential landlord and tenant matters. Richard’s particular speciality is acting for Landlords Associations representing landlords in the private rented sector.
Richard is the Secretary of the Residential Landlords Association. This Association is one of two landlords associations representing landlords throughout England and Wales. It is based in Sale in Manchester. This work involves campaigning on behalf of landlords particularly in relation to legislative and regulatory affairs. This work includes scrutinising legislation, responding to Government consultations, appearing before Parliamentary Select Committees, as well as considerable work with various local authorities. Richard is an acknowledged expert in this field nationally.
Beside dealing with residential landlord and tenant work generally Richard specialises in the law and practice relating to houses in multiple occupation (bedsits, shared houses etc). He represented landlords nationally when the Housing Act 2004 (which is the main legislation governing this area for the private rented sector) passed through Parliament. This includes planning work.
Richard also deals with long leasehold work for flat owners in particular where he is also acknowledged widely as an expert.
Additionally, Richard has experience with commercial property, company law and business law generally.
Richard is a Trustee/Director of Barnsley Premier Leisure which is a charitable company operating local leisure centres. He also deals with charitable law and leisure related activities.
Richard has lectured and written various articles as well as helping with the preparation of various books.
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