Property dispute resolution

We have one of the largest property litigation teams in the UK; we therefore have extensive experience in all areas of property dispute resolution.

 

We represent government departments, major developers, institutional investors, major occupiers, estate owners, small businesses and individuals with a range of issues.

 

Our team assists landlords and tenants with lease renewals, lease breaks, changes of use, rent reviews, service charge issues and repair claims. We also provide specialist advice to landlords and leaseholders of residential properties in relation to the leaseholder’s rights (to acquire the freehold, extend their lease or to manage their property) as well as service charge disputes.

 

We help developers with construction disputes, development and funding agreements, sale and purchase disputes, overage, clawback, access and utility issues, rights to light and restrictive covenants.

 

Meanwhile, our lawyers help property owners deal with everything from rights of way, restrictive covenants and boundary disputes to other lesser known problems such as village green applications, compulsory purchase advice, environmental issues and Japanese knotweed.

 

Clients come to us because we are property people first and litigators second. We understand the pressures our clients face and we always consider the commercial realities.

 

Because we appreciate that litigation can be both expensive and risky, we always do our utmost to resolve disputes via mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation or informal settlement meetings.

 

However, if a settlement proves elusive, we are robust and assertive litigators who will represent your interests vigorously and professionally.