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Real Estate Disputes

When it comes to property, things don’t always go according to plan.

As the effects of the pandemic continue to impact the industry, the past six months has seen significant changes for almost all property owners and occupiers. As a result property disputes have been on the rise.

From private individuals to major international organisations, we can assist you in handling all types of property dispute. We understand the complexities of commercial, residential and agricultural property issues from the perspective of both landlords/tenants and owners/occupiers. We aim to be your trusted advisors and offer you a tailored and flexible service to support you in both your legal and business requirements. Our clients include some of the UK’s largest estates, developers, charities and investors.

As one of the largest teams in the UK, we have extensive expertise in the commercial, residential and mixed-use sectors. This gives us an edge in resolving disputes, and providing clear and strategic advice to our clients - we have a proven track record of helping clients maximise opportunities and minimise risks.

We are thought leaders in the property industry, including the residential sector, and publish regular insights on our Building Up, Essential Residential and HS2 hubs.

Our Expertise

We advise on all types of disputes affecting commercial, residential agricultural property including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Recovery of rent and service charge arrears
  • Business lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Termination of leases including exercising break clauses, forfeiture or surrender
  • Dilapidations
  • Possession of property (including the removal of trespassers)
  • Property related insolvency
  • Third party rights over land including easements (including rights of light) and restrictive covenants
  • Title and neighbour issues including boundary disputes,  adverse possession, title rectification and boundary determination
  • Matters concerning the Electronic Communications Code
  • Property related professional negligence
  • Compulsory Purchase matters
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Contractual disputes relating to property including development agreements and overage
  • Disputes relating to agricultural land including the termination of agricultural tenancies

Advisory and Dispute Resolution

In addition to advisory work, we regularly act in matters before the Court or Tribunal. However, we recognise that there are benefits to avoiding litigation and that the suitability of methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, arbitration or expert determination, should be explored. We aim to provide a holistic service which looks at the 'bigger picture' from the outset, and regularly advise and assist on these matters both at the early stages of a dispute, or when the proceedings are underway.

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