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Our team of property litigation solicitors deal with all aspects of residential, commercial and agricultural dispute resolution, with clients ranging from private individuals, property investors and insolvency practitioners to lenders, large multi-national property developers and governmental bodies.

How can our property dispute lawyers help?

We have particular expertise in landlord and tenant disputes, including both residential and commercial. Our solicitors act for landlords on a range of matters including terminating leases, evicting tenants, recovering rent arrears, enforcing covenants and litigating disputed lease renewals.

The team also acts for tenants in actions including defending possession proceedings, terminating or surrendering leases, recovering tenancy deposits after the end of a lease, dealing with contentious commercial lease renewals, enforcing landlord covenants and advising on service charge disputes.

We are also experienced in all of the following areas:

  • Adverse possession;
  • Breach of covenants relating to land;
  • Eviction of trespassers;
  • Injunctions and declarations;
  • Planning disputes;
  • Nuisance claims;
  • Trusts of land;
  • Dilapidations;
  • Disputes relating to the Party Wall Act;
  • Issues relating to the Telecommunications Code;
  • Boundary disputes;
  • Easements and rights of way;
  • Rights to light disputes;
  • Professional negligence claims against surveyors and conveyancers.

However, our lawyers are able to assist in any property or land dispute, and should you need advice on an issue which is not listed above we would be happy to discuss it with you.

The property litigation process

Our property dispute solicitors will 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.

You are welcome to contact the team for an informal discussion about your issue, on a confidential basis and without charge.

Every matter is different and we deal with a wide variety of disputes; as our advice and recommendations are always tailored to your circumstances and objectives, we will discuss the specific time scales, costs and procedure with you individually.

Memberships & Accreditations

Members of the Property Litigation Association

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