Real estate disputes
Dispute resolution service for public and private sector businesses, based on highly developed negotiation and litigation skills.
Whenever property disputes occur, the needs of the parties involved are always the same: to achieve a speedy resolution with minimum cost and disruption to normal activities. Much of this depends on informed understanding of the legal issues and experience in negotiating satisfactory settlements.
As an area of expertise, handling property disputes is one of Weightmans' key strengths. Our Commercial Dispute Resolution team acts for public and private sector landlords, tenants and real estate developers, and our client base includes local authorities, NHS Trusts, housing associations, social landlords, blue chip retailers and owner managed businesses.
We realise that, as a client, you need a service that is professional, proactive and focused on helping you achieve your goals. We understand in particular that litigation is not always the best means to achieve your objectives, and that other forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, are often more appropriate.
From our lengthy experience, we also recognise that a commercial dispute does not need to result in the ending of a business relationship. We are sensitive to all the issues involved and seek to protect your interests in the long-term while resolving immediate problems.
We use bespoke case management systems to ensure that all documents are accurate and consistent, court procedures are followed and deadlines met. All our activities are founded on highly efficient internal systems, which help us provide a streamlined and genuinely cost-effective service.
Our services include:
- Boundary disputes
- Claims for disrepair
- Contested lease renewals/surrenders/forfeitures
- Enforcing/avoiding restrictive covenants/ easements
- Eviction of squatters and travellers
- Injunctive relief, including obtaining access to tenants’ properties to carry out utility inspections
- Option agreement disputes
They have the knowledge and experience.
They come up with good reasoned arguments and know what they are doing.
Chambers & Partners 2016