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Property Litigation

Our property litigation team is comprised of true specialists who have the experience and expertise to deal with all complex landlord and tenant and property related disputes. We’ll support you through the process with a commitment to delivering commercial, pragmatic and cost effective advice to ensure that your objectives are achieved as efficiently as possible, your risk contained and your interests protected. We offer a strategic and focused approach to minimise the possibility of disputes arising or escalating to litigation by ensuring that issues are identified and dealt with at an early stage.

We advise landlords and tenants, developers, investors, funders, property institutions, retailers, insolvency practitioners, ports and marina operators and telecommunications operators. Our team is ranked in both of the leading legal directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

Property Litigation Services:

  • All commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes including enforcement, rent recovery, service charges, injunctive relief, nuisance, possession and forfeiture
  • Dilapidations issues
  • Claims against former tenants and guarantors
  • Lease renewals
  • Rent reviews
  • Enfranchisement claims
  • Telecommunications Code issues
  • Party Wall Disputes
  • Trespass/nuisance claims and boundary disputes
  • Easements – rights of light, rights of way etc
  • Restrictive covenants
  • All property related contractual disputes and property related professional negligence e.g. claims against surveyors, architects and solicitors

Our team understands that dealing with property disputes early and effectively can save you time, money and stress. We’ll work with you to create a strategy based on your unique circumstances, and use our expertise to protect your interests and reduce future risk.

Our Property Litigation specialists

The Legal 500 UK

Legal 500 2019 Leading firm
With particular focus on the telecoms, marinas and care home sectors, the team at Lester Aldridge LLP provides comprehensive landlord and tenant advice to regional and nationally operating corporate clients. Indeed, department head Kate Stewart advises clients such as Marina Developments and Big Yellow on a litany of contentious tenant matters, such as service charge recoveries, contested lease renewals and forfeitures. Acting alongside the insolvency team, Stewart also assists national lenders and insolvency practitioners with the contentious aspects of mortgage recoveries. Stewart is assisted by solicitor Charlotte Wilson, who has been involved in property-related professional negligence claims, and also assisted with proceedings to evict a group of trespassers from a multimillion-pound development site in London.
Lester Aldridge London residential property team May 2019

Lester Aldridge is delighted to announce the expansion of our London office with the arrival of a residential property team from Lewis Townsend LLP.


Developers should be aware of the impact of knowingly breaching restrictive covenants after a strong message sent by the Court of Appeal. A recent decision could result in 13 units of social housing being torn down after they were constructed on land on which building was prohibited.

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