Conflict resolution with a commercial mind-set.

Conflicts are an inevitable aspect of commercial life and are at times, unfortunately, unavoidable. When it comes to real estate disputes, these can relate to your real estate investments, your business premises or development projects. Disputes can be a drain on time, money and resources and should be dealt with swiftly in a way that makes the most commercial sense. You should work with a legal team which takes a proactive and creative approach to managing your real estate assets and protecting those assets.

Our Real estate disputes team work closely with property owners, investors, developers, funders and both landlords and tenants, supporting them with their day-to-day legal requirements and their more complex issues. We integrate with you or your team, gaining an in-depth knowledge of your business so we can provide uniquely tailored advice which delivers results.

When a dispute arises, wherever possible, we strive to achieve an early resolution. However, when resolution is not possible, we work with you to develop a pragmatic strategy which will align with your commercial interests and achieve the best possible outcome. Our team has the expertise to make sense of and resolve extremely complex disputes.

We are familiar with all forums for real estate disputes ranging from early enteral evaluation, mediation, arbitrations, and the court and tribunal systems.

We advise on:

  • Service charge disputes
  • Breaches of contract
  • Commercial, residential and mixed-use schemes
  • Development disputes
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Insolvencies
  • Landlord and Tenant issues including rent arrears, covenant enforcement, forfeiture and business lease renewals
  • All forms of leasehold enfranchisement applications
  • Planning
  • Party wall disputes
  • Possession of land claims
  • Professional negligence in real estate issues
  • Rights of light claims

Michael Grace

Partner - Head of Real Estate

Dispute with residential landlord

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We successfully acted for the lessees in a prime residential building in London, against the landlord’s failure to comply with statutory obligations regarding service charges and maintenance of service charge records. This has resulted in a number of complex and inter-related claims relating to service charge arrears, reasonableness of service charges and non-compliance with statutory procedures with regard to major expenditure.

Michael Grace

Partner - Head of Real Estate

Dispute with commercial tenant

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We successfully acted for a commercial landlord whose tenant was in breach of its lease on numerous counts, including using the property in breach of the user clause and causing a nuisance and annoyance.

Michael Grace

Partner - Head of Real Estate

Dispute with residential landlord

We successfully acted for the lessees in a prime residential building in London, against the landlord’s failure to comply with statutory obligations regarding service charges and maintenance of service charge records. This has resulted in a number of complex and inter-related claims relating to service charge arrears, reasonableness of service charges and non-compliance with statutory procedures with regard to major expenditure.

Michael Grace

Partner - Head of Real Estate

Dispute with commercial tenant

We successfully acted for a commercial landlord whose tenant was in breach of its lease on numerous counts, including using the property in breach of the user clause and causing a nuisance and annoyance.

View our Real estate disputes Lawyers:

Michael Grace

Michael Grace

Partner - Head of Real Estate

Talk to Michael about Commercial real estate & Real estate disputes

Samara Dutton

Samara Dutton

Senior Associate

Talk to Samara about Contentious trusts & probate

Jonathan Pawlowski

Jonathan Pawlowski

Partner - Head of Construction

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Lauren McQue

Lauren McQue

Senior Associate

Talk to Lauren about Real estate disputes

Catrin Rees

Catrin Rees

Senior Associate

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Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca Mitchell

Associate

Talk to Rebecca about Real estate disputes