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Property Disputes

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Everybody has to deal with property or land at some point, but from time to time problems or disputes can arise. 

Whatever the issue, Blacks Solicitors’ Property Disputes team can provide straightforward, decisive and practical legal advice.

Our expert team will take time to get to know you, identifying your key objectives, so that we can be sure we find the right solution for you. As a full service law firm, we also draw on expertise from a range of different teams in order to achieve the very best outcome.

We act on behalf of a broad range of clients including corporate occupiers, retailers, developers, investors, landlords, tenants, and receivers, and are experienced in representing clients at Court, Tribunals, Mediations, and Arbitrations.

Landlord and Tenant Issues

Our specialist Property Solicitors can assist with a broad range of issues for landlords and tenants of both commercial premises (retail, industrial, and office premises) and residential/domestic premises (including blocks of flats).

Commercial landlord and tenant matters include:

  • Business tenancy renewals
  • Portfolio management
  • Rental arrears and service charge disputes
  • Breaches of covenant
  • Disrepair and dilapidations
  • Break notices
  • Forfeiture and possession claims
  • Assignment/sub-letting
  • Rent reviews and lease renewals
  • Insurance disputes
  • Landlord/tenant insolvency
  • Pursuing personal guarantors or former tenants in the event of tenant default

Residential landlord and tenant matters include:

  • Rental arrears and service charge disputes
  • Breaches of covenant
  • Problem tenants
  • Trespassers and squatters
  • Enfranchisement – lease extension, right to manage and collective enfranchisement
  • Rights of first refusal

Land Disputes (including boundary and access disputes)

We regularly act for owners of land or buildings in connection with:

  • Contracts for sale or purchase
  • Option agreements over land
  • Ownership and adverse possession claims
  • Disputes between co-owners
  • Easements, covenants, trespass, and nuisance
  • Professional negligence (including claims against solicitors, valuers and surveyors)
  • Neighbour and boundary disputes
  • Town or village green issues

Securities and Lending

  • Lenders, mortgages and charges
  • Mortgage recoveries
  • Fixed charge/LPA receivers
  • Mortgage fraud


For more information about Blacks’ Property Dispute services, please email or call us today on 0113 207 0000.