Property Disputes

Managing your conflict in a composed and practical way.

We understand that dealing with property disputes can be stressful and that the prospect of Court proceedings is often daunting. They take you away from what you do best – which is driving your business forward.

Our property litigation solicitors have extensive experience supporting restaurant and hotel owners, landlords and tenants and all key operators in the drinks, hospitality and leisure industry and work closely with our clients to resolve all property disputes on the best terms achievable, as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. We are dedicated to trying to achieve the most practical and commercial solutions. When things get tough, we will advise you on the best way of resolving matters, whether it be through negotiation, mediation or Court proceedings, and we will advise you in what order and at what times to progress your case through these options. In terms of avoiding or ending Court proceedings, we can advise on the various methods of alternative dispute resolution having resolved countless matters through negotiation and mediation, and having worked with the best mediators of property disputes in the country.

However, where it is necessary to pursue matters through the Courts to trial, we have significant experience of conducting property litigation at trial in the County Courts and in most divisions of the High Court, we have also appeared in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, winning at all levels. We also have substantial experience in some specialist Courts and tribunals, such as the Lands Chamber and the Residential Property Tribunal. Our property litigators are highly regarded by both their clients and their peers, and their reputation for achieving the right results precedes them.

Ways in which we can help…

  • Enforcement of trading tie obligations and taking action against wholesalers
  • Disputes over breaches of covenant including injunctions, forfeiture and relief applications
  • Boundary disputes and adverse possession claims
  • Rights of way disputes
  • Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)
  • Nuisance claims: flooding, noise, smell, subsidence and tree root damage
  • Advising on restrictive covenants, clawback and overage provisions
  • Break clause disputes
  • Pursuing and defending dilapidations claims
  • Enforcing and escaping guarantees
  • Party wall disputes
  • Service charge disputes
  • Compulsory purchase compensation claims
  • Ratings liability issues

Mark Brown | Partner


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