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Real Estate Claims & Disputes

Real Estate Claims & Disputes

About

Real Estate Litigation

The team comprises of a partner and 4 qualified solicitors who undertake high quality work across the region. In tune with the locality, the client base is a mix of local corporates, rural land owners and high net worth individuals with large portfolios. The team undertakes commercial portfolio related disputes and estate management matters. It is well versed in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, acting for both landlords and tenants, and is able to offer tactical advice to minimise risk and ensure costs are proportionate. The team also regularly acts for residential and commercial developers and has particular expertise in relation to easements, restrictive covenants and land registry related problems. It is also particularly well known for its agricultural expertise.

Recent examples of matters the team have acted on include:

  • Settlement of a £1.4 million dilapidations claim
  • Acting in relation to 2 competing succession claims for an Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy
  • Day to day asset management of a retail portfolio for an investor client
  • Advising in relation to pre-emption rights to purchase for a charitable organisation
  • Successful lease termination pursuant to section 30(1)(f) Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Representing tenants in relation to a residential service charge dispute at a high value premises
  • Restoring multiple boundary and land registry challenges.

Recent Articles

Party Wall Pitfalls: Serving Notice by E-Mail

Supreme Court limits damages for negligent valuation

The Livelihood Condition Requirement in Agricultural Tenancies Confirmed by the Upper Tribunal

 A Gate too Far  

 Whose Right is it Anyway?

Key Contacts

Rachel Sims - Legal Director

Rachel Sims

Legal Director

+44 (0)1223 532730

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"Thank you for all your help; you made everyone in the room feel at ease and comfortable with the proceedings"
Client Testimonial 

"Without you acting as caralyst we would never have got to the point of agreement"
Client Testimonial

"I found the whole process logical and well managed"
Client Testimonial

Latest testimonials

"Congratulations and thanks for a job done so well that no words can express our deep gratitude. Right from the outset since our initial contact until the very end, we found you all to be the most professional, highly experienced and most co-operative team anyone can dream of. Hats off to you all."
Mr D

"We have nothing but praise for the skill and care you have shown and the excellent advice you have given us."
Mrs A



Latest testimonials

extremely helpful and accessible at every level
Chambers & Partners 2018

“The technical legal knowledge seems second to none and is allied with the knowhow to maximise this expertise to the client’s benefit.”

Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm has broad and deep experience of all types of real estate litigation. It is proactive and responsive.”

Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500






Latest testimonials

"The Solicitors dealing with our case have all provided an excellent standard of work and high level of expertise in bringing a long and complex case to a conclusion. Many thanks to you all."
Miss K

"Tiffany Benson was entirely professional and efficient in her handling of a difficult situation I found myself in trying to deal with another firm of Solicitors. Her approach was direct and supportive and she always kept me up to date with each step. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tiffany."
Miss S

"We found Hewitsons helpful and informative in our initial discussions, with costs and benefits of various approaches made clear. Once engaged, they were proactive and kept us well informed of progress. Although our particular claim was reasonably complex, it was pursued rigorously, and with a very satisfactory outcome".
Ms N


My enduring impression of Hewitsons is that it is a professional and client-dedicated organisation with a great deal of expertise. No stone was left unturned in pursuing my case. Soliciting legal advice has been a more complication and, at time, personally stressful process that I had initially expected. However, with the support of Tiffany Benson and her colleagues at Hewitsons I have felt supported all the way through this. thank you.
Client testimonial / CT&P May 2020

Latest testimonials

"Barbara Judkins was very professional, efficient and thorough in acting for us. She took particular care in understanding the detail of our case. Refreshingly these days, she was ready to recommend a course of action to us and to set out all the matters that required our consideration."
Client Testimonial, Legal 500 2020

"Barbara Judkins proved invaluable in fighting my corner for me in a very personable and effective style."
Client Testimonial, Legal 500 2020

Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"Able to understand the key issues and practical concerns."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500 

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