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Welcome to Property disputes

Commercial organisations need to manage their estates and property interests carefully, whether they are a landlord with significant property interests or a tenant occupier.

Property disputes and issues require especially careful handling to avoid spiralling out of control and substantial costs being incurred.

In fact, the ideal situation is to stop disputes before they start.

This is where our property disputes team really proves its worth.

They provide strategic support to their commercial property colleagues on transactional matters, managing/monitoring potential issues behind the scenes.

Whether you are an asset management organisation, a developer or a commercial occupier, we can help you to deal with the important issues promptly and pro-actively, allowing you to concentrate on day to day matters.

Our timely advice is aimed at enabling you to achieve your business aims by managing property-related disputes and issues without the drama.

With wide-ranging expertise and access to all the advantages of a full-service law firm, we can quickly mobilise expert teams and adopt innovative solutions to deal with whatever you are faced with.

By taking an individual approach to each client and each case we ensure that our advice fits your situation rather than the other way round.

And if things do escalate, we have the tactics and strategies at our disposal to tackle any dispute.

This flexible, commercially-focused approach combined with a refusal to stick to set strategies has won us plaudits and clients including major housebuilders, nationwide retail and supermarket chains and leisure groups.

Our services include:

  • Asset management
  • Development agreement disputes
  • Dilapidations disputes (interim and terminal)
  • Enforcement of covenants (freehold and leasehold)
  • Enforcement of option agreements
  • Judicial review
  • Landlord and Tenant matters
  • Leasehold disposal issues
  • Possession claims (including adverse possession)
  • Professional negligence
  • Rent review
  • Residential landlord & tenant
  • Rights of light/rights of way disputes
  • Service charge disputes
  • Site assembly
  • Tenant insolvency
  • Tribunal and court representation
  • Valuation disputes (including First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) matters)

To see how a tailored approach could suit your property needs, please get in touch.

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Independent verdict

  • "Provides accurate and realistic advice"

    Legal 500
  • A client praises the team's "ability to give concise advice and focus on the key commercial risks."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "They try to find solutions rather than be dogmatic about a legal point."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "Respected team with a diverse property disputes offering. Recognised for the strength of its landlord and tenant work, with experience extending to possession claims, trespass and rights of way issues, among other matters."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Ward Hadaway’s team is ‘reliable and personable’."

    Legal 500
  • "A 'solid, reliable and personable’ practice that ‘sits at the top of the tree’ ."

    Legal 500
  • "Provides an exceptional service"

    Legal 500
  • "Ward Hadaway’s ‘experienced lawyers’ are ‘responsive, friendly and professional in everything they do’."

    Legal 500
  • "Handles development disputes and compulsory purchase claims as well as adverse possession cases. Strong landlord and tenant practice with expertise in dilapidations, covenants and forfeiture. Particularly highlighted for its expertise in the healthcare sector."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Skilled in advising on disputed development agreements, insolvency, dilapidations claims, issues concerning covenants and rights of way, and contentious landlord and tenant matters. Represents a variety of clients including developers, investors and public sector entities."

    Chambers & Partners
  • “an efficient, knowledgeable team.”

    Legal 500
  • "They have good people there who produce a great work standard."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners

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