Dispute resolution service for public and private sector businesses, based on highly developed negotiation and litigation skills.
Whenever property disputes occur, the needs of all parties 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.
Handling property disputes is one of Weightmans' key areas of expertise and the property litigation team acts for public and private sector landlords, tenants and real estate developers across a client base of 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, too, that litigation may not be the best means to achieve your objectives – and where other forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, are more appropriate, we'll choose that route.
From our lengthy experience, we also recognise that a commercial dispute needn't end a business relationship. We're sensitive to all the issues involved and seek to protect your interests 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 based 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
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