Being able to take a commercial approach and recognise business needs is essential in property litigation. Whether you are a commercial landlord, property developer, land owner or investor, leaseholder or tenant, we are able to decipher the issues from the outset and advise on the most suitable remedy for you.
Our practice offers advice and representation on a wide range of property disputes including:
- Business tenancies and security of tenure
- Leasehold extensions (Freeholder and Leaseholder)
- Tribunal proceedings
- Residential possession proceedings acting for the Landlord
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant we can help
You may be the landlord or tenant caught in a dilapidations matter. Whether you are during the term of your lease, or whether your lease has expired, we can assist with your claim. Whether you are the landlord or the tenant, will ensure that we handle your matter swiftly and most cost effectively and we shall advise you on the covenants in your lease in order to obtain the best outcome. We have reputable surveyors on hand and are able to form a good working relationship between the client and expert to produce the best possible outcome for you. We are also able to take a commercial and economically sensible approach to resolving your case.
We recognise that breaches of covenants in leases can be problematic for landlords and such breaches need to be dealt with carefully. We are able to analyse the breach for you, whether that is in respect of rent arrears or some other breach, and we can advise you on the best remedial action. From instructing bailiffs to forfeiting the lease immediately, issuing Court proceedings, or commencing debt recovery action, we can assist you according to your needs.
Terminating and renewing business tenancies is an area of law, which we can also assist you with. We can work with you to determine the procedures taken and/or to be taken in order to achieve the outcome most swiftly.
We recognise that lease extensions can be costly but essential for both the freeholder and leaseholder. We are able to work closely with our Commercial Conveyancing Department to determine how best to resolve your case, whether that is through negotiations or Tribunal proceedings, we will ensure that we have the right litigious skills on board together with conveyancing skills and the relevant expert from our team to work alongside you.
You may be a landlord seeking to evict your tenant. This could be due to a number of reasons including a breach of tenancy, rent arrears, or simply an end to the term of the tenancy. We are able to very quickly get to grips with your aims and commence the best route to obtain vacant possession for you.
It may be the case that you feel you are entitled to a share of a property due to your contributions or input and you require further advice in relation to that. We are here to assist you with the investigative procedure and can advise you on your best interests.
Why choose Edwards Duthie Shamash?
Our property litigation knowledge is vast. Our Dispute Resolution team are able to work closely with our specialist commercial property lawyers to understand and support your key objectives be it as an individual or business.