Property Litigation

Intelligent property law advice for landlords, tenants, management companies and managing agents

Nobody wants to waste time, money and effort dealing with property disputes. Fortunately, most contentious issues can be resolved quickly and cost-effectively with the right legal advice and a pragmatic approach. This is where our specialist property lawyers excel.

Longmores’ Property Litigation team offers across-the-board property law expertise with a depth and breadth of expertise that few other firms can match. We have a strong commercial edge and a practical approach grounded in the real world, so we can promise legal solutions that work in practice, not just on paper.

We are people who truly love property law and take real pride and pleasure in using our expertise to make life easier for our clients. If you have a question or a concern, we are always here, ready to talk through your situation and how we can assist you.

Wherever possible, we will help you avoid disputes with early advice on your rights, legal options and the steps you need to take to meet your obligations. But if you do find yourself dealing with a property dispute, we can work creatively to find an amicable solution or take robust action through the courts where needed.

Access our market leading property law expertise

Commercial, residential and rural property – we do it all. Block management is a particular speciality, with our team having expert technical knowledge of landlord and tenant law.

Our property law expertise covers:

  • Property Management Advice
  • Commercial Lease Advice
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes
  • Property Rights Disputes
  • Possession Claims
  • Co-ownership Disputes

Based in Hertford, we work with clients all over the country, including London and the South East. Typical clients include management companies, managing agents, commercial landlords and tenants, investors, developers and rural landowners.

We also act across a wide range of  residential property disputes for landlords, tenants and management companies.

Independently recognised for our commercial property disputes service

We are ranked by leading client guide the Legal 500 for our Commercial Property and Commercial Litigation expertise.

Head of Property Litigation John Wagstaffe has been recommended by the Legal 500 for his property litigation expertise and is a member of the Property Litigation Association and the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.

Speak to our property litigation solicitors

Whether you are looking for property law advice to head off a potential problem, need to clarify your property rights or are facing a property dispute you want dealt with swiftly and cost-effectively, our experts are here for you.

To discuss your property law requirements with our pragmatic, commercially focused and approachable property law experts, please get in touch.

01992 300333                     Ask a question 

Our commercial property disputes services

Property management advice

Managing property is complicated, with the need to interpret leases, follow the correct legal processes and navigate ever-changing and highly technical landlord and tenant legislation. Whether you are a managing agent or the director of a management company, it pays to seek expert advice.

Longmores’ property management solicitors understand these issues and the pressures they place you under. We are here to provide friendly, expert advice that cuts through the confusion and ensure you make the right decisions and take the right actions every time.

Our property management advice services include:

  • Advice for Management Companies and Managing Agents
  • Breach of covenant disputes
  • Service Charge Arrears Recovery
  • First-tier Tribunal Applications (for residential property matters)

Find out more about how we can help with property management advice.

Commercial lease advice

Commercial leases tend to be long and detailed, so correctly interpreting them is crucial, as is understanding the legislative environment governing commercial landlord and tenant relationships.

Our commercial lease solicitors can provide plain English advice on the terms of a lease and how they apply to any issues or concerns you have. We can also assist with taking action over any issues with a commercial tenant or landlord that you need resolved.

Our commercial lease advice services include:

  • Commercial Rent Arrears
  • Breach of Lease Covenants
  • Dilapidations
  • Commercial Lease Renewal
  • Advice on Lease Forfeiture

Find out more about how we can help with commercial lease advice.

Property rights disputes

Defending your property rights can be essential to curtail problematic behaviour and maintain the value of your property. However, these situations often require delicate handling to avoid unnecessary conflict.

Longmores’ property disputes lawyers can advise you on your property rights and take firm action to protect your interests. We understand how property rights disputes can get out of hand, so take a pragmatic approach to avoid conflict wherever possible while securing the outcome you need.

Our property rights disputes services include:

  • Nuisance and Trespass Disputes
  • Easements Disputes (Rights of Way etc.)
  • Restrictive Covenant Disputes

Find out more about how we can help with property rights disputes.

Possession claims

Regaining vacant possession of a property may be required where a tenant is in rent arrears or simply because you need to use the property yourself or for another purpose. Whatever the reason, you need to follow the correct process to avoid the potential for legal problems.

With many years of experience handling possession claims for landlords, we can make sure all of the right steps are taken to help you swiftly regain possession of your property. We also advise tenants on defending possession claims where appropriate.

Our possession claims services include:

  • Service of notices seeking possession
  • Issuing possession claims
  • Forfeiture

Find out more about how we can help with possession claims.

Co-ownership disputes for property

When different parties have an interest in a property, it can create the potential for a range of disputes. This can be where the property is jointly owned, part of a shared ownership scheme, or where a party has contributed financially or otherwise to a property that is not in their name.

Our property disputes solicitors have extensive experience in unpicking these thorny issues and can advise on the different parties’ legal positions and the different options for resolving ownership disputes.

Our property ownership disputes services include:

  • Joint property ownership disputes
  • Disputes over property interests
  • Order for sale claims

Find out more about how we can help with property ownership disputes.

Our commercial property disputes advice fees

Cost is a key consideration when dealing with any legal matter. By keeping our overheads low and maintaining a keen focus on efficiency, we are able to offer our high-level property law expertise at a competitive rate.

Where appropriate, we are able to handle some matters on a fixed fee or capped fee basis, making it easier for you to budget with confidence.

For more complex matters where ongoing support is required, we will work to an agreed hourly rate dependent on the level of expertise needed. We will provide a clear cost estimate at the outset and any additional expenditure will be agreed in advance, so you always stay in control.

To find out more about our commercial property dispute resolution fees and to request a cost estimate, please get in touch.

Speak to our property litigation solicitors

To discuss your property law requirements with our pragmatic, commercially focused and approachable property law experts, please get in touch.

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