Property & Construction Disputes
Whether you’re a commercial landlord or tenant, a residential landlord, a home owner or a contractor, our specialist team can steer you through any type of property dispute by providing you with a high quality and cost effective service.
We have an intrinsic interest in what our clients do and what they wish to achieve. We work closely with our clients, our colleagues in other departments and other experts alike, to devise a strategy which will enable us to best negotiate an outcome in line with our clients’ objectives.
Recommended by the Legal500, our experienced team has in depth and extensive knowledge of the property and construction sector, as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution methods such as Mediation, Arbitration and PACT, together with formal Court and Lands Tribunal proceedings.
Experts in Property Disputes
With one of the largest Commercial Property teams in Lancashire & Cumbria and many decades of experience acting for Commercial and Residential Landlords, Contractors, Home Owners and Tenants, our specialist Property Litigation team can help resolve your property dispute whilst deliver a very high quality service, resolving issues swiftly and with minimum disruption to you, or your business.
Our specialist Property and Construction team are trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution methods such as Mediation, Arbitration and PACT, together with significant experience of formal Court and Lands Tribunal proceedings.
We make it possible by advising you on:
- Real Estate Property Disputes
- Cohabitation Disputes
- Mortgage Possession
- Residential Landlord & Tenant Disputes
- Commercial Landlord & Tenant Disputes
- Contested and Opposed/Unopposed Lease Renewals
- Property Business Disputes
- Construction Contract Disputes
- Agricultural Property Disputes
- Professional Negligence
- Contract Disputes
Can a Schedule of Condition protect tenants against repair bills?
Schedules of condition in commercial leases have become commonplace. But how much protection do they offer? Commercial property lawyer Allan Sumner explains. As the name suggests a schedule of condition…04/05/17
Property and litigation hires ‘take firm to next level’
Harrison Drury has further strengthened its property and litigation expertise as three of the region’s most experienced lawyers join the firm. Allan Sumner, Mike Fetherstone and David Barnes have taken…
Challenging and enforcing restrictive covenants
A restrictive covenant affecting freehold land usually restricts the use of its land in some way for the benefit of another's land. There are generally two types of covenant affecting…
Use of Proceeds of Crime Act in planning disputes
Think about the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and it conjures images of drug dealers and criminal kingpins having their ill-gotten gains confiscated. Many will not associate it with relatively…
Exercising break options in commercial leases – getting it right
Break clauses have been the subject of much litigation in recent years with landlords seeking to protect income streams from their property investments in a depressed commercial rental market and…
Requests for consent under leases – A warning to landlords
The recent decision by the Court of Appeal in the case of Singh v Dhanji  highlights again the need for landlords to act with care in considering whether to…07/07/14
Five top legal tips for commercial property purchases
In a recent blog I looked at common mistakes made by both landlords and tenants when entering into commercial property leases. This time I’m going to highlight some of the…08/07/13
Five common errors with commercial property leases
Having a professionally drafted lease is vital for any commercial landlord if costly mistakes and omissions are to be avoided. All too often we come across cases where poorly drafted…14/05/13
£80,000 Property Dispute dismissed after Harrison Drury legal challenge
A chartered surveyor who was sued for £80,000 after a property dispute has had the claim against him withdrawn after Harrison Drury successfully challenged it on his behalf. The claim…
Five reasons you should always have a written lease
I am currently acting for many landlords who are seeking to deal with tenants who are defaulting on their obligations. What I have found surprising is the number of tenancies…10/06/10
5 things a tenant should know about commercial leases
The majority of businesses need premises to operate from, whether they be for offices, workshops, factories or storage facilities. PLEASE NOTE: FOR CORONAVIRUS SPECIFIC GUIDANCE WE HAVE PRODUCED THE FOLLOWING…19/01/09