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About Mark

Mark heads our Lease Extension and Enfranchisement team. Providing specialist advice to flat owners and landlords in London and the South East on a wide range of property matters, he has particular expertise in lease extension, freehold enfranchisement for flats and houses held on leases, collective enfranchisement, conveyancing (both commercial and residential), right to manage and right of first refusal.

Our lease extension team help both landlords and tenants find the best way to achieve their objectives, providing commercial advice in terms that reflect our knowledge of leasehold ownership.

Recent Experience

  • PLC estate landlord’s with regard to enfranchisement and lease extension claims they receive and make
  • Groups of flat owners in the exercise of their collective right to acquire the freehold interest of their building both by enfranchising pursuant to the LRHUD Act 1993 (as amended) and pursuant to the right of first refusal created by the L&T Act 1987
  • Groups of flat owners and landlords in the exercise of the right to manage
  • SME ‘s regarding the assignment of commercial leases
  • Developers in their sales and acquisitions
  • Individuals in their sale and purchase of residential property, in particular high net worth individuals

Professional Memberships

Career Experience

2008 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2001 to 2008: Partner, Ashley Wilson

1999 to 2001: Solicitor, Ashley Wilson

1996 to 1999: Articled clerk and solicitor, Bowling & Co

“I was absolutely confident in their ability to handle the proceedings in what turned out to be quite a drawn out and difficult process. Mark was always contactable and offered excellent advice to all my concerns. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mark to anyone who is thinking about extending their lease or dealing with any type of property law.”

A client of Mark Vinall

“He is a delight to work with and I feel that any clients I recommend to him are being passed to an extremely safe pair of hands.”

A client of Mark Vinall

“Mark is a great champion for his clients and is robust in his support of their needs when dealing with other solicitors. Mark was bale to successfully secure me a very quick exchange and completion under considerable pressure and with lots of challenges along the way. I recommend Mark highly.”

A client of Mark Vinall

“At last a conveyancer with whom I would happily work with again!…Mark calmly helped us navigate to practical commercial solutions. He is personable and efficient. His transparency on fees is also appreciated.

A client of Mark Vinall

“Mark Vinall worked for me as a solicitor, when I bought a house and sold one flat. He advised me perfectly, was very efficient and quick in dealing with questions and problems.”

A client of Mark Vinall

“It is always a great benefit to have a patient and reassuring presence on one’s side, and for that we are very grateful to you and your colleagues.”

A client of Mark Vinall

“Mark is incredibly efficient, works well under pressure and highly experienced in all aspects of property law and familiar with all kinds of complicated clauses found in some of the older estate leases.”

A client of Mark Vinall

“Such a relief to work with conveyancer that actually knows what he is doing!”

A client of Mark Vinall