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 in the UK.
As a result property disputes have been on the rise.
We will work with you to ensure disputes are resolved as quickly and as cost effectively as possible. We do this using negotiation, arbitration and mediation, and as necessary we will use Court or Tribunal proceedings - we have a hard fought reputation for being robust and assertive to deliver the result you need
However, like you, we would rather property disputes didn’t happen. We can work with you at an early stage so problems can be avoided or resolved before they develop into litigation.
As one of the largest Real Estate Disputes 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.
From private individuals, to major international organisations, to some of the UK’s largest estates, we can assist you in handling all varieties of Real Estate disputes . We understand the complexities of both commercial and residential property disputes, 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.
We are thought leaders in the property industry, including the residential arena, and publish regular insights on our Building Up, Essential Residential and HS2 hubs below.
Meet the team
Partner - Head of Real Estate Disputes
Real Estate Disputes
Some of our clients
Property finance disputes - what can be recovered from negligent advisors?
Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP – Clarification of the SAAMCO test by the Supreme Court
Property Patter: the news so far on landlord challenges to retail CVAs
We review some of the recent high-profile landlord challenges to tenant CVAs,
The Future of Property Careers
Join to our panel discussion and Q&A with industry leaders on the range of opportunities within the property and construction sector.
LIDW21: A view from London and India
Watch the discussion on the challenges of the possible rise in disputes in the construction and infrastructure sector in India.
Property Patter: what’s the latest in the world of Essential Residential?
How is commonhold going to be encouraged and will ASTs ever return to a straightforward 2 month termination process?
Waking Watch Relief Fund re-opened for a 4 week period from 26 May
All change for residential tenancy notice periods: Are these the final modifications?
Reviewing the latest amendments of the The Coronavirus Act 2020.
Megan Davies writes for Property Law Journal on the government's consultation on lifting commercial rent restrictions
A review of the government’s proposals for lifting the protective measures introduced for commercial tenants during the pandemic.
Property Patter: the basics of settlement offers
Settlement offers are often a sensible route for trying to settle disputes.
Joseph Green quoted by Estates Gazette and Public Finance Magazine on the Supreme Court’s ruling on business rate mitigation schemes
A group of local authorities has been allowed to pursue a claim for business rates against landlords who transferred properties to SPVs.
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill
Liability for costs of repair (City of London v. Leaseholders of Great Arthur House)
Oliver Park writes an article for Lexis®PSL on a property dispute case.
Q&A on adverse possession
A successful application for title by adverse possession will result in the squatter acquiring possessory title to land.
Oliver Park writes for LexisPSL Property Disputes on liability for costs of repair
Oliver considers the implications of the decision in City of London v Leaseholders of Great Arthur House.
Q&A: Talking the telecoms talk
Georgina Muskett and Jonathan Wills answer queries on Electronic Communications Code agreement.
Property Patter: Navigating the complexities of Pharmacy Property
Pharmacy property is a specialist area which contains many traps for the unwary.
What do the new Debt Respite Scheme Regulations mean for Landlords and Tenants?
This will provide legal protection from creditors in the form of either a breathing space or a mental health crisis moratorium.
Risk allocation in commercial leases: the High Court considers rent suspension, insurance and frustration arguments
Read our summary of the full judgement on the latest Covid arrears case.
David Haines quoted by React News on the government's plans for the commercial evictions ban
Commercial evictions ban – what will the government do next?
Property Patter: cohabitees and property rights - what do couples need to think about?
It is easy to drift into complicated territory when it comes to property arrangements between a couple