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property dispute resolution

A company’s property is one of its most important assets, yet premises are rarely the core focus of a business. Time spent dealing with lengthy disputes can detract from key commercial priorities.

Our UK team, led by three nationally recognised real estate litigation partners, advises on all property litigation-related issues including property portfolio management matters for both landlord and tenants such as lease renewals, tenant default and high value and complex dilapidations claims. We also have extensive experience in property development matters such as notices to complete, site clearance, easements, restrictive covenants and overage claims.

Our team understands property management issues and disputes from your perspective; we protect your position, whether you are a landlord, tenant, developer or someone with an interest over another’s land. Our partner-led approach ensures that we deliver a high quality bespoke service and solutions which are commercially-focused and tailored to clients’ needs and objectives - externally recognised by Chambers 2017.

what we do...

  • Sector experts -  our clients span numerous sectors and range from high street retailers to high end luxury; private investors, developers and pension funds to a variety of public sector clients including central government organisations, local authorities, and health organisations such as NHS Property Services.

  • One of the largest and best known property dispute teams in the Midlands  and rated highly in the legal directories both as a team and individually. 

  • Legal experts -  including high value or complex contested lease renewals, break options, dilapidations, privity claims, easements and right to light. 

  • Full service solution - we draw on the extensive experience of our specialists in property, construction, planning, tax and environment, amongst others. 

  • Product innovation - genuinely innovative services and pricing including fixed fees and menu pricing for lease renewals and dilapidations.  

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Legal updates

Dilapidations - a practical guide: training video suite

This training suite is a useful toolkit for all property professionals involved with dilapidations whether landlord or tenant. This series covers the basis legal principles underpinning dilapidations claims and aims to cut through some of the jargon which often only serves to confuse and complicate.


Tips for tenants facing lease expiry - dilapidations

In the second video in this series on dilapidations, Tim provides some tips for tenants who may be facing potential dilapidations claims; both prior to lease expiry and once the lease has ended.


Property litigation - an introduction to terminal dilapidations claims

The first video in the series is intended to be a basic introduction to terminal dilapidations claims with a practical look at some of the key concepts and how they can be applied in the real world of dilapidations disputes.


Tips for landlords at lease end - dilapidations

In the third video in our property litigation dilapidation series, Tim will look at dilapidations from a landlord’s perspective and gives some practical advice to landlords pursuing claims after the lease has ended.


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