Lawyers Serving Individuals and businesses


The property litigation team acts for individuals and businesses. The depth and range of expertise means that the team can work together in major and complex transactions on cost effective terms. The property litigation team has a wide range of experience in the commercial, residential and agricultural sectors.

This covers:

1954 Landlord & Tenant Act matters including renewals and terminations
Applications for lease extensions
Adverse possession claims
Boundary disputes
Charging orders
Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
Dilapidations claims
Dilapidations, opposed and non-opposed claims for a new tenancy
Enforcement of leasehold covenants
Leasehold valuation tribunal applications - applications by freeholders and leaseholders in respect of seeking declarations in respect of service charges, to increase annual rent.
Lease surrenders and forfeiture
Operation of break clauses
Rent reviews
Rent arrears recovery
Trust of land claims including Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
Unlawful eviction

We can assist in obtaining a peaceful re-entry of a commercial property. We can assist you in contacting a bailiff, locksmith and contact local police if you anticipate that there will be a breach of the peace.

Should matters become contentious the property team will work together with the litigation team and provide a comprehensive service to you.

After litigation, we can assist you in placing charging orders if costs orders have not been satisfied.

Rainer Hughes is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
Reg No 447457