Landlord and tenant disputes
Rent recovery for commercial and residential properties
For landlords, few things are more stressful than a tenant who is in rent arrears. Such matters must be dealt with legally; turning up at the tenant’s property unannounced or trying to evict them by force can result in the landlord facing criminal prosecution.
We have a strong track record of successfully dealing with rent recovery matters. If your tenant cannot or will not pay their rent arrears, we can guide you on the repossession procedure.
If you wish to gain possession of your commercial or rental property, there is a strict procedure which must be followed. Our team can advise and represent you if you wish to evict your tenant by using a Section 8 or Section 21 Notice (residential tenancies) or forfeiture (commercial tenancies).
Disputes over dilapidations can be highly contentious. If a commercial tenant fails to comply with their alteration and repair obligations, the cost for the landlord at the end of a tenancy can be significant. We can advise and represent you, following the ‘Claims to Damages in Relation to the Physical State of Commercial Property at Termination of a Tenancy,’ pre-action protocol to the letter to ensure there are no adverse decisions made against you for not complying with the proper procedure.
Our team can arrange interim injunctions before a trial to prevent the other party from carrying out an act which may adversely affect the person on or property of the other side before or during a trial.
If you believe your spouse or civil partner is hiding assets to avoid them from becoming part of the financial settlement, our family law solicitors have the expertise required to apply for a freezing order. These are difficult to obtain; however, we have a strong track record of successful applications.
If you require an ex-parte (without notice) injunction, we have the knowledge and expertise to push such an application through.
Breach of contract and negligence claims
Breach of contract
Breaches of contract disputes can cost thousands of pounds in lost revenue, delayed projects, and ruined professional relationships. Following instruction, we will discuss the objectives you wish to achieve and work to ensure your best interests are taken care of throughout the dispute resolution process. Where possible, we try and resolve matters through negotiation, mediation and/or Part 36 offers (where appropriate) to avoid formal litigation. However, if court action is necessary, we will work with experienced commercial barristers and robustly represent you in litigation.
If a person, organisation, or public authority has breached their duty of care and caused you damage, we can assist with bringing an action for damages. Our civil litigation team is smart, resourceful, and responsive, ensuring clients are never left wondering as to the progress of their case. Our objective is to have the matter settled as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, ensuring your end goal is achieved.
Consumer and supplier disputes are a drain on business resources. Our solicitors have the skills and knowledge to drive to the heart of the dispute and resolving it as swiftly as possible.
As a digital law firm, we are respectful of your time and will provide practical, smart advice and representation, designed to facilitate an agreement and preserve relationships and your commercial reputation.
All of our staff are committed to operating within our core values:
- ensuring your time and budget is respected
- being transparent regarding costs
- supporting you and your family through your legal matter
- using innovative technology to allow us to cut costs with associated research and discovery, without compromising the end result
- being available to our clients when they need us – we answer the phone calls within three rings, and in most cases, a lawyer will be available to have a preliminary talk with you regarding your issue
To find out more about how we can advise you on civil litigation matters, please contact our London office on 0207 841 1081 or complete our online enquiry form to make an appointment.