Real Estate

Property Litigation

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Property disputes can be costly, time-consuming and highly frustrating, often involving complex issues where it can be difficult to get a clear picture of your rights and legal options. Getting expert legal support as soon as possible is therefore essential.

Our specialist property litigation team can cut through the confusion and help you find the right way forward, helping you to avoid contentious litigation wherever possible. We also have a strong focus on property dispute avoidance, meaning we can offer proactive advice for any property matters you are dealing with, minimising the risk of future disputes.

Harold Benjamin is home to a critically-acclaimed niche real estate practice and an expanding, well-regarded dispute resolution service. This combination of expertise means we can offer a highly effective service for both contentious and non-contentious residential property matters, providing an unrivalled service for our clients.

We act for all types of property owners and occupiers, including institutional landlords and real estate developers. Our experience includes everything from disputes over family homes and removing squatters to litigation related high-end developments and multi-million pound property portfolios.

Our goal is to make it simple, straightforward and cost-effective to resolve even the most challenging disputes in a way that matches your short and long-term interests.

Speak to one of our expert property litigation solicitors today by calling:

Jonathan Mahony on 020 8422 5678
Keith Boddy on 020 8422 5678
Alim Shariff on 020 8872 3042
Sarju Kotecha on 020 8872 3032

Or visit your local Harold Benjamin office in the West End or Harrow.

Our property litigation services

We assist clients in London and throughout the South East with all types of property disputes, including:

  • statutory notices, ending the lease, opposing lease renewals, surrender, forfeiture and break clauses
  • enforcing leasehold covenants including arrears, rights to assign and/or sublet and/or make alterations, rights of entry to effect repairs, breach of user and dilapidations
  • eviction of travellers, squatters and trespassers
  • adverse possession claims
  • disputes relating to real estate transactions or real estate clients
  • rent reviews
  • development-related work including contested site assembly and business lease termination
  • acting both on behalf of and against surveyors and architects in professional negligence disputes
  • enforcement of easements
  • commercial boundary disputes
  • property development agreement disputes
  • enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • enforcement of option agreements

How we resolve property disputes the right way for you

Risk management & litigation avoidance

Risk management and litigation avoidance are an important part of our work. The members of the dispute resolution team work closely with our commercial real estate lawyers to provide advice when risks arise and to avoid litigation where possible.

By thinking ahead and being pro-active, our lawyers can help clients develop and implement strategies at the outset to reduce the risk of problems later on.

Out-of-court settlements

We understand that most people wish to avoid court proceedings wherever possible, as they can be time-consuming, costly and involve a lot of unnecessary conflict.

In those cases where disputes do arise, we are able to resolve them quickly through negotiation, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, allowing you to avoid the need for court action.

Court litigation

While court proceedings can usually be avoided, this is not always the case. Our team have very strong experience with all types of court litigation, including lands tribunals and inquiry procedures.

With a strong track record of success for our clients, we can provide the powerful advocacy you need to secure the best available result under even the most challenging circumstances.

Our property litigation expertise

Founded in 1953, Harold Benjamin has built a reputation as one of the UK’s leading law firms handling both contentious and non-contentious property matters.

With decades of experience across our property dispute team, we have handled the full range of property litigation matters over the years. That experience means we know what works and can effectively predict many of the issues that can arise in relation to property matters, helping us to offer a proactive, efficient and reliable service for you.

Our property litigation lawyers are highly qualified and hold a number of professional memberships and accreditations, including:

  • Member of the Society of Construction Lawyers
  • Member of the Property Litigation Association
  • International Certificate in Risk Management
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Harold Benjamin is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Speak to our property dispute resolution solicitors now

For expert assistance with any type of property dispute, please contact:

Jonathan Mahony on 020 8422 5678
Keith Boddy on 020 8422 5678
Alim Shariff on 020 8872 3042
Sarju Kotecha on 020 8872 3032

Alternatively, you can visit your local Harold Benjamin office in the West End or Harrow.