These can include;

  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes including covenant disputes, the service of Landlord and Tenant Act notices, break notice disputes, service charge disputes, dilapidation claims and the early termination of leases including negotiating deeds of surrender.
  • Residential landlord and tenant dispute resolution, including possession proceedings, rent arrears, deposit and service charges, breaches of tenancy agreements and breaches of covenants.
  • Resolving commercial and residential licence disputes and notices to quit.
  • Boundary, nuisance, easements, rights of way, parking and general neighbour disputes.
  • Cohabitation disputes, including applications for powers of sale and Land Tribunal adjudications and constructive trust and proprietary estoppel claims
  • Acting for developers in ongoing ground rent and service charge collections.
  • Contentious probate disputes resolution, including Inheritance Act claims.
  • Breach of trust actions.
  • Terminating and renewing business leases.
  • Serving break notices and rent review notices.
  • Advising in respect of break conditions and rent review provisions.
  • Advising in respect of disrepair at the end of a lease.
  •  Rent and service charge problems.
  • Claims against former tenants and guarantors.
  • Trespass actions; landlord and tenant insolvency.
  • Seizure of goods (Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery).
  • Forfeiture.
  • Removal of unlawful occupiers/squatters and licensees.
  • Adverse possession claims.
  • Nuisance actions.

If you need advice or assistance in respect of any of the above issues please do get in touch with us.

Our lawyers’ recent experience includes:

  • Acting for a partner in a professional practice with personal liability and responsibility for former office premises, on dilapidations during the last months of a lease; the possible value of dilapidations being in excess of £100,000. The matter is ongoing.
  • Acting for an individual client who had purchased property from a fraudster. The client was initially treated as being implicated in the fraud. This was not the case and our team successfully claimed and recovered substantial damages for our client, in addition to dealing with an application for rectification of the legal title at HMLR.
  • Acting for a developer of land who intended to build two large homes on a development site. The dispute concerns the boundary and damage caused by construction works. The matter is ongoing.
  • Acting for a client in a complex boundary dispute with multiple issues arising from a breach of covenant by a neighbour and nuisance and trespass caused by extensive ground works which undermined our client’s land.
  • Defending an application against a client in the Property Chamber of the Land Registration First-Tier Tribunal over property valued in excess of £750,000. The applicant had claimed that the transfer of the property to the respondent was invalid on the grounds that the transferor’s signature had been forged. Our team successfully defended the action and now await a decision on costs.
  • Advising a client in a personal capacity and a commercial capacity on a complex proprietary estoppel claim against a property developer following an agreement for payment in the form of property following completion of property works.

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