lease extension

Chartered Surveyors specialising in leasehold enfranchisement since 1978

Boston Radford

About Us

Charles E.J. Boston FRICS ACIArb
Professional Qualifications

Charles BostonCharles qualified in 1982 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2000.

His first experience in leasehold enfranchisement was in 1978 when he left a merchant bank to join a general practice estate agency based in Knightsbridge. At that time statutory leasehold enfranchisement was limited to houses, and only smaller value houses at that. Accordingly, most of the work involved negotiating the surrender and renewal of leases on a voluntary basis and this resulted in a familiarity with all the major London estates.

He started his own practice in 1983 and three years later he was commissioned by Sweet & Maxwell to write two explanatory guides on the valuation of leases.  In 1992 he was invited to join the Leasehold Reform Co-ordinating Committee set up by the Council of Mortgage Lenders to make representation to Parliament in relation to what was to become the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

He is still attached to Sweet & Maxwell as one of the editors for their Handbook of Residential Tenancies where he writes the valuation chapters and reports on all the relevant Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and Upper Tribunal cases.

He has established a reputation for dealing in particular with some of the highest value houses in Central London.

Email :
DD 020 3887 0891
Mobile: 07740 950067

Jan 1984
Elected a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Valuers & Auctioneers
Mar 1989
Elected a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing
July 1990
Elected a Corporate Member of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation
Jan 2000
May 2001
Elected an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Simon M. Radford BSC (Hons) MRICS
Professional Qualifications

Simon RadfordAfter qualifying with an Honours degree in Urban Estate Management, Simon joined Weatherall Green & Smith as a senior surveyor dealing principally in significant portfolio valuations.

In 1998 he was appointed a director of Egerton Chartered Surveyors based in Mount Street, Mayfair, where he was involved in various landlord and tenant matters including leasehold enfranchisement claims, valuations and rent reviews.

Following a stint as Associate Partner at Allsop and Co. (where he had trained before qualifying), and where he was responsible for heading up leasehold enfranchisement instructions on behalf of the Crown Estate and numerous private clients, Simon joined with Charles Boston in 2002 to form Boston Radford.

Since then Simon has been involved in some of the biggest enfranchisement claims in central London, and has represented clients at both the Leasehold Valuation and Upper Tribunals, including landmark cases such as the Nailrile hearing.

Email :
DD 020 3887 0892
Mobile: 07866 506079

Aug 1989
Awarded a Batchelor of Science having attained a degree with Honours in Urban Land Economics
Jan 1995
Elected an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
David C. Radford BSC (Hons)
Professional Qualifications

David RadfordDavid Radford left Greenwich University in 1991 with a Honours Degree in Estate Management. He joined a small residential practice in Chelsea in 1994, since when he has specialised in advising clients in relation to lease extensions, collective enfranchisements and individual enfranchisements.

In 2003 he joined Knight Frank as a partner, and over 8 years he helped set up and develop their specialist department. He joined Boston Radford in 2011.

In nearly 20 years of practicing in this particular discipline, he has advised numerous clients in claims throughout London, but particularly on the major Estates in Mayfair, Belgravia and Chelsea. He has given evidence at a number of landmark cases before the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.

Email :
DD 020 3887 0893
Mobile: 07595 516165

Honours Degree in Estate Management

Partners: Charles E. J. Boston FRICS; Simon M. Radford BSc (Hons) MRICS; David C. Radford BSc (Hons)
Consultants: John D.M. Gillies FRICS FBEng; Laurie D. Gilmore FRICS MCIArb; Adam D. Bressloff BSc (Hons) MRICS
2 Eaton Gate, Belgravia
London SW1W 9BJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7584 3399