Real estate dispute resolution

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Real estate disputes are, by their nature, complex. 

Parties are often trying to protect their own interests whilst seeking to maintain relationships and reputations, and often need help navigating through the legal complexities and pressures in order to find a resolution.

We seek to find commercial and practical solutions which meet our clients’ objectives and understand that costly litigation, for most, will be a last resort. However, if we cannot reach settlement, we are forceful in representing our clients’ interests.

What do we do

We tackle every kind of property-related dispute you can think of, helping our clients to resolve issues as quickly as possible.

We advise on: 

  • break notices, dilapidations, rent review and forfeiture;
  • issues relating to lease renewals and landlord’s consent;
  • possession claims;
  • recovery of rent and other arrears;
  • commercial and residential service charge issues;
  • property-related insolvency;
  • wayleave disputes;
  • property contract, option agreement and overage disputes;
  • Electronic Communications Code issues;
  • rights to light and other easement disputes;
  • Party Wall Act;
  • nuisance and trespass issues;
  • adverse possession claims and boundary disputes;
  • residential landlord and tenant disputes;
  • agricultural tenancy issues;
  •  restrictive covenants;
  • land registration and title disputes.

The team also advises on purchase issues, professional negligence claims and property co-ownership disputes. This work includes advising clients on property-related disputes against other solicitors, valuers and professional agents, as well as assisting clients in disputes between property partners and joint venture partners.

Resolving disputes before they reach court

We give pre-action advice, with the aim of resolving a dispute without the need for court proceedings. We encourage mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution to get the right results for our clients. However, if a dispute can’t be resolved, we’re very experienced in guiding clients through court proceedings, tribunal proceedings, arbitration and adjudication.
 

Sophisticated team with a varied offering. Active in arbitrations, court proceedings and expert determinations. Advises clients such as developers, house builders, tenants and landlords on disputes arising from tenancy agreements, possession claims and break notices.
Chambers UK, 2019

Who do we help?

Our clients include property owners, corporate occupiers, developers, investors, and management companies. 

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