Danny Revitt



Danny has considerable experience in all types of commercial and residential property litigation and real estate litigation. He has a particular focus on commercial and residential landlord and tenant litigation and acts for investors, developers, retailers and corporate occupiers managing their national property portfolios.

Recent highlights:

  • Successfully exercised numerous break clauses and provided advice and guidance on compliance with complex break conditions for a global real estate firm and a number of national retailers.
  • Two national developers: obtained court order for possession defeating claim for adverse possession to strip of land occupied by owners of neighbouring estate to enable multi-million pound development to proceed.
  • London property investment/development company: served hostile notices on tenants of multi-occupied building in Central London and secured agreements for surrender to facilitate multi-million pound redevelopment of the building.
  • Regional property developer: secured vacant possession of commercial premises from unauthorised occupier following administration of national retailer and recovered rent from the occupier.
  • Educational establishment: obtained vacant possession of phone mast site from telecoms operator to facilitate proposed multi-million pound development of large site in Sheffield.
  • National high street retailer: opposed landlord’s application for termination of tenancy of prime location store resulting in completion of new tenancy and withdrawal of landlord’s application.

Market view:

Clients say Danny Revitt of Irwin Mitchell "is aware of how our portfolio operates and is very proactive." - Chambers & Partners 2016 

Has "‘won the trust of big corporate clients" - Legal 500 2015

"very good technically, but also has the ability to take a pragmatic approach" - Legal 500 2014

"Danny Revitt has a very proactive approach." - Chambers & Partners 2014

"(Danny provides) extremely sound, commercial advice which is valued by professionals and clients alike." and provides "straightforward solutions." - Legal 500 2013

"Danny, in particular, is a favourite on the programme, consistently rating highly in feedback with excellent delivery of cutting-edge information for members." - Matt Taylor, Senior Conference & CPD Producer, RICS

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 16/03/2015
    New Solicitor For Irwin Mitchell’s Property Litigation Team

    We are delighted that Joanne has joined us and are sure she will become a core asset to our team. "Her appointment is a reflection of the growth that continues to be seen in our business legal services teams and we know that her expertise will prove invaluable as we look to grow our team alongside our renowned Real Estate team."

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  • 25/07/2014
    High Court Rules on Business Rates Liability After Disclaimer

    The decision is bad news for landlords seeking to avoid liability for business rates following the insolvency of their tenant, particularly where the premises may be difficult to re-let. "The natural instinct of a landlord recovering on-going rent from a guarantor would be to think that they cannot possibly also be held responsible for the rates. "However, the very specific rules which apply where a lease has been disclaimed by a liquidator mean that a landlord can be responsible for the rates in any event, regardless of the continuing payments of rent by the guarantor."

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  • 07/03/2014
    New Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery System Comes Into Force In April 2014

    The switch to CRAR is almost upon us and it is absolutely vital that landlords ensure they understand what these changes mean, as well as how they will affect them when it comes to the issue of rent arrears recovery. "Landlords owed sums for service charges or in respect of mixed use premises should take action under the current procedure before the new rules come into force. "Landlords need to be aware that their powers we be more limited following the introduction of CRAR, particularly due to the requirement for advance notice."

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  • 28/02/2014
    RICS Publishes New Guidance On Commercial Property Service Charges

    The publication of this new code is a welcome step which should bring benefits across the commercial property sector. "The most affected are likely to be managing agents, who will have to provide more transparency on service charges, as well as legal advisers offering advice on contract clauses related to service charges or sinking funds. "However, it is worth bearing in mind that some aspects will also directly affect landlords and tenants, so it is worth anyone who is impacted by commercial property management issues to ensure they have taken note of what the changes made to the code mean to them."

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