Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners
Daniel joined Healys in the summer of 2006 in this firm’s Residential Property department and completed his training contract in 2010. He is an integral member of the property litigation team and heads up the Leasehold Services department.
Since qualifying Daniel has attained a wealth of knowledge in the following areas:
i. Possession and breach of covenant claims in relation to both residential and commercial property;
ii. Possession claims against squatters;
iii. Business lease renewals;
iv. Dilapidation claims;
v. Service charge disputes;
vi. Licences for alterations;
vii. Compulsory purchase acquisitions such as the High Speed Two (HS2) land acquisition programme
In addition to the above, Daniel has obtained specialist knowledge and built a flourishing arm within the Property Litigation Department dealing specifically with the following:
i. Statutory lease extensions and collective enfranchisement (statutory freehold acquisitions) under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993;
ii. Informal lease extensions;
iii. Right to Manage and Right of First Refusal claims;
iv. Statutory freehold acquisitions of leasehold houses under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
Daniel is a driven and important member of the team who provides consistently high levels of customer service to his clients. He is a good negotiator with excellent legal knowledge. Daniel couples these attributes with a solid commercial and down to earth approach to his work, all of which makes Daniel a formidable asset to any client he acts for.
Dan is a member of ALEP – the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.
ALEP promotes best practice by vetting organisations and individuals to ensure they have significant expertise in leasehold enfranchisement. Membership of ALEP acts as a badge of assurance so that flat owners and freeholders can be confident that they are employing professionals with the right level of experience in handling potentially complex transactions.
I am hugely grateful for the knowledgeable and empathetic support of Daniel Winslow of Healys. Anyone facing potential legal action will know how incredibly stressful it can be, especially so in my case when the threat against me came from rather more knowing claimants - who were themselves professional litigators. Completely out of my depth, I count myself extremely fortunate to have found Daniel. Not only was he professionally knowledgeable, forensic in his deliberations and attentive throughout, he was also empathetic and reassuring of my obvious distress. He managed to secure fast and fair resolution to what could otherwise have been a protracted and toxic nightmare. His fees were also fair and transparent. I highly recommend Daniel's services to anyone needing to find an experienced lawyer who is also a very decent human being."
Acted for a client in respect of a possession claim, including defending a beneficial interest claim made by the Defendant against the Claimant in respect of the property. The matter was settled in the significant favour of our client.
Acted for a client on a freehold collective enfranchisement claim against a particularly difficult landlord. The issue at stake was the demand by the landlord of unreasonable sums for the premium together with unreasonable conditions in the transfer document. Protracted negotiations on both aspects resulted in the matter being settled to the benefit of our client, with a significant reduction in the premium and the provisions in the transfer being brought in line.