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Property Litigation

Our team routinely handles diverse commercial property disputes, encompassing lease disagreements, dilapidations, landlord-tenant conflicts, development issues, property-related debt collection, agricultural land disputes, lease renewals, rent reviews, and non-contentious matters like lease interpretation, break clauses, and real estate affairs.

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Proactive advice

Property-related debt collection and repossession

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.

To find out more, call one of our solicitors or email us at

"We are impressed with Dean Wilson's proactive and divergent approach to complex matters. It is a leader in its field."

Chambers & Partner 2024

Claire Whiteman, Gabrielle Moffatt and the whole team at Dean Wilson are outstanding. Their advice and work is professional, relevant and exactly what is needed in difficult situations.’

Legal 500 2023

"Dean Wilson are able to separate important issues from confusing matters and offer clear, straightforward advice."

Chambers & Partner 2024

‘Gabrielle Moffatt – worked with her a long time, dedicated and excellent in addressing the issues and working to resolve the dispute. Good communication and tailored service. Highly recommend.’

Legal 500 2023

‘Claire Whiteman acted on our behalf and she was excellent. She was very empathetic to our problem and very patient with us as it was all a new area for us. With her advice, patience and doggedness we successfully concluded our issue and had all costs refunded. It felt like a very personal service.’

Legal 500 2024

We are being advised by Gabrielle Moffatt. She has been supportive and extremely helpful in dealing with the complex and continuing problems we are facing, in a situation which involves dealing with some extremely aggressive and difficult people. We have received excellent advice and Gabrielle Moffatt’s thoroughness, helpfulness, professional and personable approach has been very supportive and beneficial during that time we have been seeking advice from her.’

Legal 500 2023

"I have been dealing with Daniel Dickson regarding a problem tenant in a property I have. His help and advice has been brilliant and at no charge until I instruct him to take legal action should it be necessary. Also there charges in any of these matters are in my opinion very reasonable. For any Landlords out there with tenant issues I totally recommend you contact them"

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Property Litigation

Our property litigation lawyers & solicitors in Brighton deal with:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how our expertise can benefit your commercial real estate endeavors.

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