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Real Estate Dispute Resolution

We advise investors, developers, owners and occupiers of real estate on how best to avoid, manage and resolve real estate issues and disputes. We listen to your priorities, and use our skills to reach a swift resolution.

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Specialist experts

The team’s specialist expertise includes advising on the following:

Real estate issues arising from:

  • land sale and purchase transactions
  • development agreements
  • option and overage provisions
  • rights of light
  • restrictive covenants
  • nuisance
  • boundary disputes
  • agricultural land issues
  • trespassers
  • telecoms masts
  • wayleaves
  • providing strategic advice to obtain vacant possession of development sites
  • party wall disputes
  • misrepresentation
  • reconstruction
  • failure to complete
  • recovery of rent
  • service charge disputes
  • block estate management
  • right of first refusal
  • commission claim disputes
  • off-plan contracts and disputes
  • failure to complete
  • collective enfranchisement

Landlord and tenant issues, acting for either landlords or tenants, arising from:

  • commercial and residential lease renewals
  • rent reviews
  • lease assignment and subletting breaches of lease covenants
  • unlawful use and alteration
  • recovering possession
  • effective exercise of lease break rights
  • mixed use schemes including statutory right of pre-emption
  • statutory lease extensions and enfranchisement
  • enforcement of security
  • dilapidations protocol and claims
  • forfeiture and landlord remedies
  • recovery of rent and service chargers
  • tenant insolvency

We also advise on the insolvency of borrowers, tenants and landlords and professional negligence in the real estate arena, and probate issues relating to real estate rights.

How can we help you?

Our approach

We listen to find out what clients want to achieve and tailor our advice. We use formal process only where it is appropriate to do so tactically, and cost effectively, to achieve your objectives. We keep in mind the broad commercial drivers of avoiding or at least minimising real estate liabilities and maximising income and capital returns, working closely with our colleagues in the property transactional, construction and planning teams to ensure a full and seamless real estate service for clients.


Hear what our clients say about our Real Estate Dispute Resolution sector

Successful sale of property following Real Estate Dispute Solicitor’s advice and guidance

When Mr Bailey needed to obtain vacant possession of two residential properties, he contacted Georgia Dinallo, Solicitor...

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Legal 500 2024 - Property Litigation

‘A well-rounded litigation practice well able to serve both their regional client base and more widely. A g...

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“Adept, well-connected and an excellent communicator”: client testimonial during significant litigation

Thames Valley Dispute Resolution Partner Tahlia Woollatt’s client turned to her recently when they required guidance a...

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