Protecting your legal position at every step
Commercial property disputes have the potential to be very damaging, which is why it’s best to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible when a dispute arises. For all parties involved, these disputes can be costly and time-consuming and can really get in the way of your business. Whether the dispute is involving lease agreements, the condition and maintenance of the property, or even the boundary of the property, fast action can help ensure your legal position is protected.
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How a Dispute Solicitor can help
At Jackson Lees, our Land & Property Dispute Solicitors have experience in helping both landlords and tenants resolve their commercial property disputes. With our expertise in Property Law and Dispute Resolution, we can advise you on the best way of protecting your position and securing your desired outcome. Where necessary, we can also guide you through the legal process of any court action, though we always aim to explore alternative dispute resolution to save you time, money, and stress.
The sooner we can resolve your dispute, the better for everyone involved. We can offer assistance with:
Mediation is a popular dispute resolution option. With mediation, you will be in the same room as the other party involved in your dispute and an impartial mediator who will guide the conversation, highlighting the key points in each party’s argument to help you both gain a better understanding of each other’s position. If you are interested in mediation, Jackson Lees can help point you in the right direction.
Alternative dispute resolution
If your dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) gives you the chance to seek a legally binding decision without having to go to court to solve your property dispute. This is much more cost-effective than going to court and allows you to have more input in the overall decision. Our land & property dispute solicitors are experts in alternative dispute resolution, get in touch to find out more about this option.
Through arbitration, the final decision will rest with the arbitrator, and the court will then make that decision legally binding. A land & property dispute expert can help guide you through this process, protecting your position every step of the way.
If all other options are exhausted and your dispute is still not resolved, litigation may be necessary. You will need an expert litigator to help establish and protect your legal position and advise you on your best route to success. Litigation can be complex, and it is crucial that you work with a litigator that you trust will do everything they can to secure your desired outcome.
Disputes we can help you resolve
Our Land & Property Dispute expertise covers many areas, including:
- Commercial Lease Renewals – acting for landlords or tenants in commercial lease disputes.
- Breach of Covenant - the violation of an agreement or promise made in a written contract or property deed.
- Dilapidation disputes - if you and your landlord or tenant are disputing the condition of the property when vacating.
- Boundary disputes - if you and your neighbouring property are disputing over where your land begins and ends.
- Land and property contracts - dealing with any disputes that may arise surrounding the fulfilment of contracts.
- Misrepresentation - occurs when a seller gives false information about their property that influences a person’s decision to buy.
- Nuisance disputes – where nearby construction work significantly causes a nuisance to your business.
- Joint Ownership Disputes – can involve co-owners disagreeing over how much money each is due from a sale, or someone not registered as an owner making a claim on a property.
- Claims for Failure to Complete – if your sale or purchase is not completed as agreed, you may be able to claim against the responsible party.
We can also assist in protecting your residential property from a dispute. If you are seeking advice about a dispute against your residential property or piece of land, please click here.
Land & Property Dispute FAQs
Land and property disputes can be complex, and we understand you may have a lot of questions. We have answered some of your most common questions relating to where you stand with land and property disputes, which you can find on our dedicated FAQ page here. We have answered questions like:
- What is a land dispute?
- How do I file a land or property dispute?
- I’m not sure if I have a case, can you help?
What happens if your claim is worth less than £10,000?
We do not accept claims that are worth less than £10,000. Claims of this value are dealt with through the ‘small claims’ court. It’s a simplified procedure allowing parties to represent themselves. You generally will not be able to recover legal fees if your claim is successful.
Clients in these cases tend to want to keep their legal fees low and may only wish to receive minimal help from a lawyer. We feel this poses a risk that we will not have all the necessary details to offer valuable advice in these matters.
Contact our experts
If you are finding yourself in a commercial property dispute, acting quickly gives you the best chance of success. Our land and property dispute solicitors can help advise on the best course of action to take, while protecting your legal position every step of the way. Get in touch with our experts at our Liverpool and Wirral offices and they’ll be on hand to guide you through this process.