Business Legal Services

Commercial Property Disputes

Service overview: Commercial property dispute solicitors

  • Our commercial property dispute solicitors have all worked at top 100 law firms, in dispute resolution and also in litigation.
  • The best way to prevent commercial property disputes arising is to firstly have your agreements checked by a solicitor and negotiate on any contentious areas. We can advise on this and many other commercial property agreements.
  • Before taking legal action over the dispute, it’s always advisable to find an alternative solution via mediation or negotiation. We offer both litigation services and alternative dispute resolution. You may need advice over both areas.
  • Commercial property disputes are more common in leases than sales and purchases, but our team can help with all kinds of property disputes.
  • Our remote-operating commercial property dispute solicitors are based across the UK so we can help you wherever you are. We also have offices in SheffieldBirminghamCambridge and London.
  • Read our commercial property advice posts and FAQs for useful answers on common questions.

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Experts in commercial property

In addition to commercial conveyancing, our team can assist you across all areas of commercial property, including:

What we do: Commercial property dispute legal advice

As the landlord of a commercial property, or a tenant who’s currently leasing a business premise, you’ll know that disputes can arise and, if not handled correctly, can lead to unnecessary costs, stress and business disruption.

Our commercial property dispute solicitors can support and advise you on any contentious property issue you’re facing.  This includes dealing with matters as and when they arise, as well as providing continuous, expert advice on an ongoing basis to minimise the risk of further disputes in the future.

We can help you handle all manners of contentious issues when it comes to your business premises, including:

Overages and clawbacks

Service charge disputes

Disputes over alterations

Lease renewals or surrenders

Boundary and party wall disputes

Rent reviews

Forfeiture cases

Terminations of leases (by landlord or tenant)

Dilapidations claims and disrepairs – disputes about repairing covenants

Site assembly issues – such as easements, right of way disputes

Restrictive covenants, and breaches of covenants

Exercising break options

Commercial rent arrears recovery – including tenant insolvency and court proceedings

Recovery of property from unlawful occupiers

Adverse possession claims

Sub-letting and change of use disputes

Nuisance claims

Who we help: Litigation and disputes between commercial landlords and tenants, sellers and buyers, or evicting unlawful occupiers

Whether you want to resolve your property dispute out of court or you feel there’s no option but to litigate, we can help you whether you’re a commercial landlord, commercial tenant, or you’re buying or selling a commercial property.

As well as acting for multiple small and larger businesses on commercial property disputes, our lawyers also regularly work for a diverse range of clients in various sectors, including:

  • Investors
  • Retailers
  • Developers
  • Commercial property managers
  • Financial institutions

Testimonials

What our clients say

As a University spin-out getting the right team of lawyers to support our emerging business was fundamental and the team are always available to provide us with the invaluable guidance and support we require.
David Hodgson CEO, Amalyst
My colleagues and I have found them to be adept at dealing with the variety of challenges facing early stage companies. They are a trusted source for sound, sensible advice and practical deal management.
Jill Shaw CEO, Anvil Semiconductors
Harper James has provided us with a highly responsive and pragmatic dispute resolution service which has been efficient and very cost effective in resolving recent disputes.
Alex Sloley CFO, Triptease
We use Harper James because they understand the venture capital sector we operate in, know our business inside out and are always on hand to assist us in any way we need.
Doug Scott CEO, Potential
As a University spin-out getting the right team of lawyers to support our emerging business was fundamental and the team are always available to provide us with the invaluable guidance and support we require.
David Hodgson CEO, Amalyst
My colleagues and I have found them to be adept at dealing with the variety of challenges facing early stage companies. They are a trusted source for sound, sensible advice and practical deal management.
Jill Shaw CEO, Anvil Semiconductors
Harper James has provided us with a highly responsive and pragmatic dispute resolution service which has been efficient and very cost effective in resolving recent disputes.
Alex Sloley CFO, Triptease
We use Harper James because they understand the venture capital sector we operate in, know our business inside out and are always on hand to assist us in any way we need.
Doug Scott CEO, Potential

Why choose our commercial property dispute solicitors?

Each member of the commercial property law team has either worked at one of the top 100 UK law firms, or in-house at a large international business. This experience and commercial property expertise guarantees you sound and practical advice from solicitors who truly are experts in commercial property matters. Find out more about our commercial property dispute lawyers here:


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to fit your business needs

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.

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Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.


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Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Floor 5, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
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