Our well-established Civil Team has experience of all aspects of residential landlord and tenant, often acting for landlords with large residential estates.

We deal with enfranchisement, breach of covenant, forfeiture, rent arrears, Rent Act, assured and shorthold tenancies, assignment and guarantees. Junior tenants and working pupils are available for defended and undefended possession hearings.

We deal with commercial landlords and tenants across the full spectrum of offices, shops, factories and leisure facilities. We handle rent reviews, 1954 Act Part II renewal of tenancies, breach of covenant, assignment and guarantees.

We are regularly instructed by local authorities, housing associations and tenants in housing cases, including judicial review. We enjoy preferred set status with Brighton and Hove City Council.

Resolving disputes involving land, including ownership, sale of land, forfeiture of deposits, mortgages, trusts, adverse possession, trespass, nuisance, boundaries and easements is a core part of our service.

As part of the complete range of services, which we offer to the property industry, we regularly act in construction disputes of all sizes, from a tennis court to a housing development, for both private and public sector clients. We are used to dealing with building disputes that arise from large scale renovations of housing stock. We know from experience how costs can easily become disproportionate to the value of a claim, particularly where there are many parties. We aim to give clients an early view of merits and quantum to enable them to exert pressure with a Part 36 offer. We encourage ADR.

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