Property Dispute Resolution Team - why choose us?
Rawlison Butler’s Property Dispute Resolution Team has an in depth range of experience in both commercial and residential property disputes and will work hard to resolve your dispute as quickly and costs effectively as possible. We also work closely with our Real Estate Team to give early advice and assistance to indentify and avoid problems. Our areas of expertise include:
- Business tenancy renewals
- Consent to assignment and sub-lettings
- Dilapidations and repairs
- Rent arrears and service charge dispute
- Rent reviews and arbitrations
- Residential property disputes
- Long leases and enfranchisement
- Rights of Light
- Easement issues
- Boundary issues
Other property issues
- Forfeiture and possession actions, including mortgage repossessions
- Property aspects of insolvency
- Contractual agreements relating to land
- Distress, nuisance and trespass
- Professional negligence
The Property Dispute Resolution Team acts for a range of clients including private individuals, corporate clients, property developers, residential and commercial landlords and tenants.
If a property dispute is unavoidable, our Property Dispute Resolution Team can offer advice in relation to alternative means of resolving your dispute pragmatically to avoid the need for Court Proceedings. We firmly believe that there is always a better way of resolving a dispute and the court should be a last resort. We can advise you on the following alternative dispute resolution methods:
- Arbitration - The parties to a dispute jointly instruct an independent third party to act as an arbitrator. The arbitration process is private and the arbitrator's decision is normally final and binding and can be enforced by application to the courts.
- Mediation - An independent and neutral third party is involved (a mediator) who will assist both sides to come to an agreement. Mediation will only take place if both parties agree to it, either party can withdraw from the mediation at any time and equally does not have to accept any solution proposed.
- Expert determination - The parties jointly instruct an independent expert to decide the matter in question. The extent of the expert’s powers is agreed as a matter of contract between the parties. The expert's decision is binding and there is no right of appeal.
- Adjudication - An adjudicator is either jointly appointed by the parties, or the parties jointly agree to instruct a body to appoint an adjudicator. The process is intended to be quicker and more cost effective than court or arbitration proceedings. The decision is binding on the parties unless appealed to the court, which is very rare.
If you would like to know more, please contact Vanessa Joll, Head of Property Dispute Resolution, by emailing Vanessa or by calling her on 08450 990045, or speak to your usual contact in the Property Dispute Resolution Team.