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Property Disputes

We resolve disputes in a way that is commercially viable and client-focused.  Our priority is delivering a commercial, practical and straightforward service.  The breadth of expertise of our team allows us to offer fast and cost-effective solutions to a variety of property disputes.   We can advise on all aspects of commercial and residential property to either avoid conflicts or to protect your rights or your position where necessary.   We can guide you through the processes and sometimes difficult routes towards achieving your preferred solution as we understand how important your property assets are.   We act for landlords, tenants, developers, schools, property guardianship companies, retailers and a variety of clients with property interests ranging from large commercial investment companies to leaseholders wishing to extend the leases of their flats.

Our team is led by Chi Collins, who is recognised as one of the UK’s leading experts in leasehold enfranchisement.   In addition, Amy Castleman is a “Rising Star” in the Legal 500 and is recognised as “one to watch”.

How we can help

Business Lease Renewals and Terminations under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

We can advise and deal with all aspects of these renewals, opposed or unopposed for landlords and tenants, including service of all notices, and the issue of proceedings where necessary

Commercial Dilapidations

Upon expiry of a commercial lease, a tenant will often have obligations as to the state and condition of the premises once it leaves.   We advise both landlords and tenants as to their rights and we work closely with specialist surveyors in this field to give you the best possible service to protect your rights and deal with any claims if they arise.

Breaches of commercial and residential leases such as non-payment of rent, forfeiture and unauthorised alterations

We can assist whether you are a landlord seeking to enforce your rights, or whether you are a tenant facing difficulties and where you just need a bit of patience and understanding from your landlord.

Residential Service Charge Disputes

We advise on all aspects of these disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, regularly representing both landlords and tenants at the Property Tribunal.    We also act for managing agents who require assistance with compliance with the relevant legislation connected with major works or other service charges.

Right of First Refusal (Landlord and Tenant Act 1987)

This is not to be confused with enfranchisement but the result is the same; the transfer of the freehold of your building to a majority of the leaseholders.   We advise landlords and tenants on whether this Act applies, how to deal with it and undertake all of the processes through to completion.

Boundary, easements, adverse possession and restrictive covenant disputes

We can resolve your problems related to these “real land” disputes as we have extensive knowledge of property law and how to avoid or settle them if necessary.  These “neighbour” disputes can be draining both financially and emotionally and so we will do all we can to reduce or alleviate the stresses that these can bring.   We work with surveyors who can draw up accurate plans and we can negotiate and draft binding agreements to avoid future problems.

We can advise and deal with all aspects of these renewals, opposed or unopposed for landlords and tenants, including service of all notices, and the issue of proceedings where necessary

Upon expiry of a commercial lease, a tenant will often have obligations as to the state and condition of the premises once it leaves.   We advise both landlords and tenants as to their rights and we work closely with specialist surveyors in this field to give you the best possible service to protect your rights and deal with any claims if they arise.

We can assist whether you are a landlord seeking to enforce your rights, or whether you are a tenant facing difficulties and where you just need a bit of patience and understanding from your landlord.

We advise on all aspects of these disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, regularly representing both landlords and tenants at the Property Tribunal.    We also act for managing agents who require assistance with compliance with the relevant legislation connected with major works or other service charges.

This is not to be confused with enfranchisement but the result is the same; the transfer of the freehold of your building to a majority of the leaseholders.   We advise landlords and tenants on whether this Act applies, how to deal with it and undertake all of the processes through to completion.

We can resolve your problems related to these “real land” disputes as we have extensive knowledge of property law and how to avoid or settle them if necessary.  These “neighbour” disputes can be draining both financially and emotionally and so we will do all we can to reduce or alleviate the stresses that these can bring.   We work with surveyors who can draw up accurate plans and we can negotiate and draft binding agreements to avoid future problems.

Testimonials
Testimonials

“Amy Castleman is an associate who is very hardworking and a capable lawyer.”

(The Legal 500 2022)

“What makes Amy Castleman stand out is her attention to detail, specialist knowledge and insight. She performs far above and beyond what I have come to expect of an associate with her PQE. Working with her is often closer to working with a partner with more than double her experience.”

(The Legal 500 2022)

My experience of working with Chi over the past 10 years has been excellent.  She is my go-to lawyer for my commercial and residential properties, no matter what the issues are.  She responds quickly, is very insightful and an expert in her field.  Chi always gives me practical advice and finds a solution, bearing in mind my circumstances and what I want to achieve.  She is professional and I will continue to retain her for all my legal matters as I know I am in the best hands –

(Irina Bayurina)




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