As part of the Real Estate Dispute Resolution team, I work with commercial and residential landlords, landowners, investors, PLCs, SMEs, schools and charities, helping them to resolve their disputes and meet their business objectives.
I enjoy getting to know each business and like working with organisations across a range of sectors, and if you bring your case to me, I’ll work hard to get a resolution that meets your commercial considerations. I deal with matters in a timely, swift and efficient manner, tailoring my approach to best meet the needs of your business.
Throughout my career, I’ve handled cases in a variety of areas, including dealing with landlord and tenant issues in respect of both commercial and residential property, recovery of rent arrears, breach of lease covenants, lease renewal claims, forfeiture, trespass, nuisance, boundary disputes, adverse possession, rights of ways and disputes involving common land and village greens.
Pick your battles – consider whether the importance and value of the dispute makes it worth pursuing to court. I can help you with this analysis and advise on alternative methods to achieve your objectives.
Review all the options and think about your commercial objectives to ensure that a suitable resolution is not dismissed.
The earlier you see a solicitor, the more options there will be available to resolve the dispute and potentially minimise costs overall.
My tenant isn’t paying rent – is there anything I can do?
The options available will depend upon whether you own commercial or residential premises. In relation to commercial property, options may include forfeiture, utilising the self-help commercial recovery of rent arrears procedure (CRAR) or suing for the arrears. The specific options will, however, always be dependent upon the lease, nature and terms of occupation.
Will I need to go to court?
Very few disputes require litigation, and a resolution is usually reached without needing to go to trial. As a team, we always try to resolve a dispute without going to court –for example, by mediation – to help keep the costs down and find an agreeable outcome.