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.
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.
Particularly noted for representing clients in compulsory purchase compensation claims and Lands Tribunal proceedings.
Broad-ranging, high-profile practice that represents some of the leading property owners and corporate occupiers in the country.
Sources describe [Mike Scott] as “pragmatic” as well as “constructive and sensible.”
Mike Scott is an expert in real property and development disputes, and has an especially strong reputation in right to light claims.
Able to advise on every area of real estate litigation, with each partner focusing on a particular specialism.
Recognised as the premier real estate litigation team in Kent. Its strength in depth and stellar client base set it apart from the crowd.
“They are a quality property litigation practice.”
“They are certainly top in Kent.”
Miles Paffard is ‘very user friendly’.
Cripps’ ‘dedicated team’ of property litigators attracts very high praise from clients.
Mike Scott is highlighted for the strength of his practice
This “renowned team” is known as “a strong and specialised group of property litigators.”
Mike Scott is an all-round property litigation expert who “doesn’t miss a thing” say clients.
“The team is thoroughly up to date, mindful of costs and has a universally high level of commercial knowledge.”