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Landlord and tenant disputes

LCF Law’s team of property litigation lawyers advise on disputes and litigation on both commercial and residential property.

We know that any sort of property dispute can be complicated and stressful and we always strive to resolve situations as quickly and commercially as possible, whether we are acting for commercial or residential property owners, for developers, for surveyors, for landlords or for tenants.

Whatever the nature of the dispute we will provide quality advice and support to help you to resolve it; whether that is through negotiation, litigation, arbitration, expert involvement or alternative dispute resolution.

We know that you do not want to be embroiled in costly and lengthy litigation so we always aim to resolve disputes as quickly as possible. We look for cost-effective and pragmatic solutions. If we consider you should fight the case we will tell you. Equally, if we think you should cut your losses and get out quick, we will advise you to do just that.

We can help you to pursue or defend a claim and our highly experienced team can act at every level whether in Tribunals, County Court, High Court, on Appeals, or above.

We also recognise that there is often a crucial need to maintain ongoing relationships with both landlords and tenants, as well as other business contacts, co-owners and associates during any form of dispute. Throughout any dispute we work hard to minimise disruption to your business and to protect your reputation.

Tenant and landlord legal advice

Our team provides expert advice and support in all of the following areas:

  • Breaches of commercial and residential leases, for both landlords and tenants, including assignments, sub-letting, alterations, amongst other things;
  • Recovery of unpaid rent and service charges/rent and service charge arrears;
  • Challenging payment of service charges;
  • Section 20 procedure for recovery of major works;
  • Forfeiture of leases
  • Commercial and residential possession claims;
  • Injunctions;
  • Mediations;
  • Rent review disputes;
  • Unlawful subletting and assignment of leases;
  • Dilapidations;
  • Contested and uncontested lease renewal claims; and
  • Disputes relating to unlawful eviction.

How we can help

At LCF Law our Property Litigation Team has extensive experience of all sorts of commercial and residential dispute resolution and litigation. We are members of the Property Litigation Association and our clients range from large national charities and major property investors through to individual landlords and tenants.

We pride ourselves on working closely with our clients to determine what success looks like for them from the outset; and we share our experience so our clients have a full understanding of what is likely to happen in various scenarios. Very often we provide advice that helps to ensure that disputes are avoided in the first place.

Throughout our dealings with you we will keep you fully informed on progress and costs through case summary reports and regular, straight-talking communication. No jargon. No hidden fees.

Legal Directory LEGAL 500 (2021 Edition) has this to say about our Property Litigation Team

LCF Law represents local and national clients, including two national charities, in a range of matters, including commercial leasing disputes, lease terminations and forfeiture proceedings. Practice head Ragan Montgomery is praised for her work in financial claims. Tom Edwards has a growing national practice in the field of trespassing and right of way disputes.

Testimonials

‘Tom Edwards stands out as fantastic solicitor in the Leeds property litigation community. Tom is extremely good on the law and often provides instructions that make it difficult for counsel to find any new point of law that he has failed to consider. He is very conscientious but, at the same time, provides excellent value for money.‘

‘Very experienced team abounding with smart and talented lawyers.’

‘Ragan Montgomery is a great partner and fantastic with clients. Tom Edwards is brilliant – incredibly intelligent, very hardworking and super knowledgeable. 

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