Property Litigation Solicitors in Brighton, East Sussex

Our team regularly deals with a wide range of commercial property disputes, including: lease disagreements; dilapidations; landlord and tenant issues; development; property-related debt collection; agricultural land; lease renewals and rent reviews. We also deal with less contentious issues, such as lease interpretation, break clauses and real estate matters.

Property Litigation Solicitor Services

We provide an efficient, cost-effective solution, to achieve the right result for your business without losing touch with your needs and goals. Where necessary, we are robust and ensure we are accessible for speedy, proactive advice. So, you can rely on our abilities, our approach and our know-how, as we act for an ever-increasing number of property professionals.

Working closely with our real-estate team, we assist their clients with various aspects of property transactions. We also provide in-house training to property and letting agents.

Fixed-price services for property-related debt collection, repossession and other repeat business are available.

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Our property litigation lawyers & solicitors in Brighton deal with:

Dilapidations and Building Disputes

It is vital in dilapidations and building disputes to get early advice to ensure full compliance with the terms of the lease and the relevant pre-action protocol. We are a specialist team who act frequently for a number of local and national landlords and receive regular referrals from expert surveyors. A detailed understanding of the subject and an early grasp of the issues involved can ensure the matter is either settled at an early stage or pursued successfully. We will steer you through the sometimes complex procedures and will be proactive in achieving the right outcome for you/your business.

Lease Renewals

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 enshrines certain rights and obligations for both tenants and landlords. Far from being a straightforward matter, the 1954 Act is a complex piece of legislation often resulting in missed time limits and giving rise to a number of adverse ramifications for you/your business. Early advice is important and will provide you with the information to establish the appropriate way to deal with renewals and also, where necessary, an exit strategy for either landlord or tenant.

Landlord and Tenant Matters

The Property Litigation Team deals with a variety of Landlord and Tenant matters for businesses, from contested lease issues; commercial debt recovery and commercial service charge disputes to development issues relating to land; dilapidations; end of lease advice and commercial arbitration. We advise both landlords and tenants, frequently giving likely outcomes and cost information at an early stage. We have a proven track record, being recognised in Chambers & Partners in 2015 as a leading firm for real estate litigation, and most of our referrals come from our existing clients, surveyors and agents who are happy and confident with the work we do for them. If you think we can help your business then we would love to hear from you.

Recovery of Premises and Recovery of Debt

Sometimes it is necessary to take the step of forfeiting a lease or ending a tenancy and often this is due to monies owed. Commercial lease arrangements can be complex and involve guarantors and authorised guarantee agreements and our experienced team can steer you through this minefield to find the best way to approach debt or possession problems. We would be happy to guide you and can act promptly.

Property Related Professional Negligence

We work with professionals so we understand what is expected from professional advice. Unfortunately property matters go wrong and advice received can be misleading. We can make an early assessment of your chances of recovery, the level of recovery of your losses and the costs and timescales involved to enable you to make an informed decision about taking on a claim in this complex area.

Advice to Property Agents

Our team have built up a leading reputation in this field and assist a number of agents nationwide in matters ranging from terms and conditions for professionals to commission claims. We provide regular day-to-day advice to businesses in the property field and can do so on a retained basis.

I can’t tell you how much less stressful life is when you have a solicitor who knows what they are doing.

Thank you for the thorough way in which you have tackled this case. I wish other professionals were as competent.

Awards & Accreditations

Claire Whiteman and Gabrielle Moffatt are members of The Property Litigation Association.

The Property Litigation team is ranked as a leading firm by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

Your Property Litigation experts

Jasmine CattiganTrainee Solicitor

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