Christopher Houghton

Solicitor - Managing Director

Christopher qualified as a solicitor in 1969. He joined Moore & Tibbits in 1971, becoming a Partner in 1973. He has vast experience handling commercial and residential property transactions for both private and business clients. 

Christopher is a highly respected and experienced property lawyer providing clients the reassurance that their property transaction will be handled with expertise and precision.

He advises on the many issues that arise, for instance those involving covenants, easements and Landlord and Tenant as well as the acquisition and sale of commercial property including drafting leases and dealing with lease renewals.  Christopher has a vast portfolio of work he has carried out for local businesses in Warwick.

Christopher has acted for the UK’s leading market hall proprietors for 30 years, and acted in the Landmark case of In Shops v Derby City Council.

Christopher is Managing Director of the Practice and is particularly pleased to have seen its expansion from approximately seven members of staff when he joined to now over fifty and also to have achieved the Lexcel Accreditation. In 2019, Christopher celebrated his 50th year on the roll of solicitors with The Law Society of England and Wales.

Christopher is Clerk to the Trustees of the following Warwick based charities:

  • The Charity of Thomas Oken and Nicholas Eyffler
  • Warwick Relief in Need Charity,
  • Warwick Apprenticing Charity,
  • Warwick Provident Dispensary,
  • Warwick United Charities and
  • Thomas Eden’s Charity.

Christopher's outside interests include skiing, riding, tennis, cycling, gardening, collecting and many more!

News and media

  • News
    • Posted on September 2, 2020
      For many young people, the dream of owning a home of their own in their local community, whether they grew up there or settled there can feel like a pipedream. With local properties being too expensive, often young people are forced to move out of their community to areas which are more affordable. Key workers for example can sometimes have no other option than to commute long distances to the communities they serve rather than being able to afford to live and settle in that community.
    • Posted on August 5, 2020
      The current pandemic is placing increasing pressures on the finances of many people with many homeowners considering whether to unlock the value in their homes to provide extra funds without having to sell their property.
    • Posted on February 14, 2019
      Legislation being introduced by the Finance Bill 2018-19 means that from the 1st March 2019, the deadline to file and pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) will be cut from the current 30 days to 14 days after the ‘effective date’ of the transaction.

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