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Property disputes

One of a business’ most important assets is its commercial premises.  And in the case of a commercial landlord, those premises are its core business. It is unsurprising therefore that disputes will often arise between landlords and tenants of commercial property.

The types of property disputes we often encounter between a commercial landlord and its tenant include: rent reviews; end of the lease dilapidations; non-payment of rent; lease renewal claims under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954; failure to repair; and breaches of leasehold covenant.

Commercial property owners can also face disputes over business rates or noise or boundaries.

Whatever the nature of your dispute involving commercial property, our experienced property litigation team have probably seen it before. You can trust our expert team of property litigation lawyers to resolve the dispute with professionalism, sensitivity and care, no matter how complex.

Our property litigation team also works closely with our commercial property team to make sure any resolution to a dispute can be practically achieved.

Building a reputation for excellence

If you’re currently struggling with a commercial property dispute, we’ve found that even the most complicated issue can be satisfactorily resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including mediation, without resorting to court proceedings. However, if you do have to go to Court, then our team have recorded numerous successes at trial for our commercial property clients. Our property litigation team are also experienced at resolving disputes via PACT or in the Lands Tribunal. Also, if a dispute isn’t worth pursuing for financial reasons, we’ll tell you.

Why should you use Steeles Law Property Disputes Solicitors?

Our Property Disputes team is recommended in the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK with praise from clients include ‘We thank you for your skill and perseverance’ and ‘Thank goodness we’ve got you to sort it all out’

Work highlights include:

  • Advised a residential block management team on several service charge issues arising from their portfolio of properties under management
  • Advised on terminal dilapidations at the end of the lease on business premises
  • Advised a commercial client defending an adverse possession claim brought by a neighbouring landowner
  • Agricultural boundary disputes

Advice on avoiding disputes

To help avoid disputes arising in the first place, our Property Disputes team can support you and your business how best to manage your property portfolio. For more details, please call 01603 598000 or email disputes@steeleslaw.co.uk and a member of the team will contact you.