Property Litigation

Our Property Litigation Team is recognised for its strength and experience. Our solicitors play a crucial role in a substantial number of property and commercial transactions on stand-alone matters and in support of other departments. We advise on all aspects of property litigation and handle high value complex work, ranging from commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, service charge claims, property issues arising in redevelopment projects and on insolvency, to equitable proprietary remedies, including trusts of land and agricultural land disputes.

Specialisms
  • Contracts
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Options to break contracts
  • Dilapidations claims 
  • Party wall claims
  • Right of light 
  • Easement proceedings
  • Mortgage repossession and restructuring claims
  • Claims in insolvency
  • Property related negligence matters
  • Debt recovery work
  • Social Housing 
Relevant Experience
  • High Court Chancery proceedings in relation to land ownership claims concerning land and entitlements to income/expenditure.
  • Advised an energy client in regard to its right to remove the protesters from a drilling site and its ability to bring injunctive action for public and private nuisance. 
  • Advised in relation to negligent service received by our client's managing agents, and in particular with regard to recovery of service charges and management of premises.
  • Advised a client on the removal of 20 tenants from a potential development site in South London to obtain vacant possession in order to sell the site. 
  • Acting for a large corporate landlord client in relation to a contentious collective enfranchisement claim. 
  • Advising a Registered Provider client in relation to a leaseholder's challenge to service charges claimed following major works.
  • Successfully challenging a claim for service charges on behalf of a leaseholder where the landlord failed to comply with the statutory requirements.

Key Contact

Sian Gibbon

Partner

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+44 (0)1392 334101


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