Property Dispute Resolution
At Warners we have a dedicated specialist property dispute resolution team that advises and acts for a wide range of clients, from large property investors and developers, to those with smaller portfolios and individual owners and tenants.
The lawyers in the team are experts in this highly complex field.
When necessary we engage similarly specialist barristers and other professionals. There is also a close collaboration between our property dispute resolution team and those in our commercial property and residential property teams.
We are able to advise in relation to all aspects of property disputes, including the following:
- Residential landlord and tenant possession actions
- Commercial landlord and tenant possession actions including forfeiture
- Dilapidation claims
- Service charge disputes
- Easements and covenants including rights of way, rights of parking and covenants not to build or extend
- Boundary disputes
- Party Wall Act disputes
- Nuisance claims
- Co-ownership disputes
- Adverse possession
- Conveyancing remedies
- Neighbour disputes
- Building disputes
- Japanese knotweed
Recent examples of property dispute resolution work undertaken by our team include:
- Advising a client in opposing the grant of a new commercial lease of a London property resulting in a five day contested trial in Central London County Court.
- Acting for a client in defended residential possession proceedings of a high-value property in West London on grounds of rent arrears. We were eventually able to obtain a possession order for our client.
- Acting for the developer of high quality residential properties in the West Country in a claim against the client for damages when one of the newly developed properties flooded.
- Successfully evicting squatters from commercial property in south London owned by our client. A sale of the property was pending and we therefore acted swiftly to ensure this could complete on time.
- Settling a matter shortly prior to final trial in which our client’s possession claim based on non-payment of ground rent and service charges, and disrepair, was defended on a number of technical issues.
- Negotiating surrenders and obtaining vacant possession of commercial premises at a site that was subject to an option agreement with a developer.
- Acting for a client of commercial premises occupied by unlawful sub-tenants.
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