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
Real Estate Disputes
Some of our clients
Q&A: Am I insured for COVID-19?
Laura Bushaway writes for Estates Gazette on a recent claim under the “disease clause” of business interruption policy.
Snail farms and other slow moving business (rates mitigation schemes)
Looking beyond the benefitted land: confirmation that an objector’s wider property may be considered in applications to discharge/modify restrictive covenants
Read our recent case study on applicants who were prevented from developing a new house due to a restrictive covenant covering their land.
Further extension of coronavirus restrictions affecting residential properties: Where are we now?
The extension will be implemented from and including 31 March 2021 by the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Temporary restrictions on winding-up petitions extended until 30 June 2021
As the restrictions are extended, read what it means for you here.
Commercial rent arrears: what are the latest restrictions on landlords’ remedies this quarter day?
What you need to know for this Quarter Day.
Q&A: Do the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 apply to agricultural tenancies?
Reviewing whether the Electrical Safety Regulations apply to agricultural tenancies in the private rented sector.
Q&A: Parking privileges
James Souter and David Nicholls address a resident’s parking dilemma.
Property Patter: Business as usual? The impact of COVID-19 on commercial lease negotiations
What impact has COVID-19 had on commercial lease negotiations and will we see the effects last?
David Haines quoted by CoStar and Estates Gazette on the extension of the rent moratorium
The extension of the moratorium again “delivers another blow to commercial landlords”, with rent arrears already totaling around £4.5bn.
Property Patter: The Spring 2021 Budget – what news for property?
Join us as we review some of the measures introduced by Rishi Sunak to provide a boost to COVID-hit businesses and workers.
David Haines quoted by Estates Gazette on the end to the rent moratorium
The rent moratorium has effectively stopped landlords from evicting occupiers unable to pay rent since the start of the pandemic.
Q&A: Terminating a contract – matters of materiality
Megan Davies and Nicholas Grant address a homebuyer’s query over a shrinking master bedroom.
Property Patter: The trendy option – FAQs on tenant CVAs
Listen in for the answers to FAQs on tenant Company Voluntary Arrangements
Property Patter: The last resort – FAQs on tenant liquidation
How does liquidation work?
Leasehold Reform – The devil is in the detail
Taking a closer look at the Government’s announcement in January to reform the procedure for enfranchisement and lease extensions.
Property Patter: Love Thy Neighbour - how to deal with boundary disputes
Boundary disputes often involve high levels of stress and costs.
Laura Bushaway writes for the Estates Gazette Legal Q&A on the implications of Covid-19 on business interruption policies
Laura Bushaway considers the question: Am I insured for Covid-19?
Property Patter: The “bubble wrap” option – FAQs on tenant administration
The team look at some key points on tenant administration.
David Haines and Ingrid Saffin write for Caterer Licensee on the end of the rent moratorium
With the rent moratorium due to end on 31 March, David and Ingrid emphasise the importance of communication with landlords.