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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

"I should like to thank you personally for the attention to detail which you gave to this transaction. I must say that when you said that you would be on holiday for a fortnight or so between exchange of contracts and completion, I did think we might possibly encounter a few problems. That was not to be the case, which confirms that you had tied up any possible loose ends before handing it over to David Wells. This sale has gone well...Thank you."
Mr S

"Most of all thank you for the precious advice, support and patience. Very much appreciated. Keeping it on the right tracks in all these months was certainly a challenge for all."
Mr M

"‘Thank you for your help.  I've always been very impressed with the work and service that you have provided."
Ms Kate Thornburrow, Granta Architects

Latest testimonials

"It goes without saying - thank you Trish and David for your excellent work - it is no wonder why you are top of our solicitor list!"
Mr S - Property Acquisition

"Friendly, efficient, pragmatic, sound, cost effective advice."

Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"A particular pleasure to work with James Simpson and Michael Russell, a steadier and more effective two pairs of hands it would be hard to match. Both have consistently proven their superior experience above their counterparts in acquisitions on our behalf."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500




Latest testimonials

"David advised us on various property matters when I was Commercial Director at Ardent Hire Solutions. His straightforward approach, attention to detail and sound commercial knowledge gave us confidence to engage David on all property matters."
Director at Capel Machinery Sales


"During my time as Head of Legal of a leading multinational logistics provider, David was my "go to" lawyer for all commercial real estate needs. He's from that rare breed of strong technical lawyers with great commercial pragmatism ."
Conveyancing Services Director at Connells Group


"I have worked with David on a number of matters. The great thing about working with David is that you feel in safe hands. He keeps you up to date on the transaction and progress's the matter to a successful conclusion".

Director at Smart Business Recovery

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

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