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Real Estate Claims & Disputes

Real Estate Claims & Disputes


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

"Very prompt with everything, always polite & helpful."
Purchase / Ms S

"Thank you for your help expediating our house sale. Should I find myself in need of legal advice I shan't hesitate to contact Hewitsons."
Conveyancing Sale / Ms B

"I was kept informed at all stages of the process."
House Purchase / Mrs B

Latest testimonials

"Given the short time for completion Tim's actions were exemplary."
Purchase / Mr & Mrs C

"Excellent attention, service and efficiency at all times."
Purchase / Mr M

"We could not have been more delighted with the services provided to us by Hewitsons. Tim Middleton and his team were excellent."
Property Purchase / Ms F

Latest testimonials

“The sale of my house and purchase of my new home were dealt with very professionally and I was shown great kindness and consideration at a very stressful time, for which I was grateful.”
Sale & Purchase
April 2016

Latest testimonials

“Our Solicitor and his team were always approachable, friendly and helpful.”
March 2016

“We were very happy with every aspect of this transaction, it ran smoothly and efficiently.”
January 2016

Latest testimonials

“Thanks again for all your help. We were really impressed with Hewitsons … you restored our faith in the legal profession!” 
Purchase / Mr & Mrs W

Latest testimonials

"I was impressed with Bradley (assisted by Natasha) and I must say the completion was utterly painless and ocmpletely stress free. The guys were fantastic and so efficient, they are a credit to Hewitsons"
Mr D / Sale

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