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Real estate dispute resolution

Real estate law is at the heart of the work of Eversheds Sutherland. Our reputation for real estate litigation mirrors the strength and depth of our wider property offering and our position as a leading real estate law firm. We advise owners, developers, investors, management companies, end users and others in the development process. From asset management of nationwide portfolios to high profile court battles over iconic developments, we are behind some of the world’s biggest names as they protect their real estate interests.

Experienced real estate dispute resolution lawyers

Our extensive experience handling a diverse array of real estate disputes means we are able to spot issues before they occur, and advise you with confidence on the best approach for each new case. Our work is delivered with cost predictability and through the application of well-honed project management principles; we are tough litigators when we must be, but we are also driven by pragmatic advice, commercial containment of risk, and protection of your interests.

Our practice covers every conceivable type of property-related dispute, including:

  • purchase issues: disputes surrounding the acquisition of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate
  • development and disturbance: disputes in relation to vacation of existing tenants, analysis of restrictive covenants and easements and general due diligence in relation to commercial, residential and mixed-use projects as well as disputes emanating from an active development site such as nuisance, breach of quiet enjoyment and derogation from grant
  • security of tenure: disputes surrounding contested and uncontested lease renewals
  • effective asset management: disputes over lease termination, rent review, dilapidations, alterations, assignments and sub-letting and the provision of services
  • insolvency: disputes arising out of liquidation, administration and receivership of landlords, tenants, sub-tenants and third parties, all within a property context
  • professional negligence: disputes against other solicitors, valuers and professional agents within a property context
  • property co-ownership issues: disputes between property partners, joint venture partners and issues arising out of other forms of co-ownership
  • disposal issues: disputes arising out of the sale of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate

As well as substantial experience in these core areas, we also have a number of niche specialties in:

  • agriculture
  • energy and wayleaves
  • energy disputes
  • equality act: disabled access, reasonable adjustments, statutory questionnaires, complaints and claims
  • judicial reviews
  • professional negligence
  • property related contentious telecommunications
  • rating valuation advice and appeals
  • rent review
  • rights to light
  • timber

Contact our real estate dispute resolution team

If you would like any further information or need advice on real estate dispute resolution, please contact our legal team.

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