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Property Disputes

Property is often one of the most valuable assets you might own. Whether it is a place of work, a home, an investment or a form of security, the importance of protecting any property asset cannot be understated. The rights which benefit your property or which might benefit the property of another can often be complex and require specialist advice to understand. When the rights attaching to your property are under threat from the actions of others, it is important for you to understand your options quickly and enforce them cost effectively.

At Mundays, we have a very experienced and dedicated team of property dispute resolution lawyers who act for a wide variety of clients in both the commercial and private sectors. We work hard to understand the property markets and connected industry sectors in which our clients operate and their commercial and personal concerns. Our experience enables us to get to the bottom of a particular problem, not just by focusing on the key legal issues involved but by understanding each individual client’s situation and their objectives.

We also work closely with our colleagues in Mundays’ Property Team when providing advice to our clients on strategies for managing their properties and seeking to avoid disputes.

Services we provide

Leases:

  • Non-payment of rent
  • Dilapidations
  • Service of break notices and managing the tenant’s exit
  • Service charge disputes
  • Assigning or subletting without consent
  • Landlord's unreasonable withholding of consent
  • Forfeiture / possession sought by landlords
  • Insolvency of landlord or tenant
  • Breach of user covenants
  • Guarantee obligations
  • Renewal of business leases under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

Freehold and leasehold land:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Right of way disputes
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • Disputes with commercial lenders
  • Insolvency-related issues
  • Leasehold reform work (including lease extensions, collective enfranchisement (purchase of the freehold) claims and right of first refusal matters)

Professional negligence claims:

  • Surveyors
  • Solicitors
  • Valuers

Recent experience

Our team has recently advised:

  • an offshore trust in a multi-party dispute connected with the liabilities of a company as former tenant of commercial premises. The company formed part of assets our client sold to a third party under an SPA and the dispute concerned amongst other things our client’s liabilities under the warranty provisions contained in the SPA
  • the owner of a prime central London flat in a private prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act against a chain of London restaurants concerning noise and odour pollution caused by the restaurants
  • on behalf of 3 offshore companies as flat owners of a prime central London block of 14 flats and commercial premises in an application for relief from forfeiture arising from proceedings brought by the headlessee against the clients’ immediate landlord
  • a well-known high street retailer in respect of a contested commercial lease renewal
  • a major plc in relation to a dispute concerning airspace and prescriptive rights arguments for pipes over a river
  • a number of complicated exit strategies for commercial tenants involving onerous break clause conditions and hostile landlords
  • a client on successfully obtained possessory title to land which involved a complicated and not often encountered area of adverse possession law

Mundays Property Disputes team is known for its diverse client base, with particular experience assisting house builders and developers with the full gamut of property litigation. Expertise includes landlord and tenant, lease renewal and forfeiture. 

What others say about us


Mundays LLP’s practice acts for clients including BP, Octagon Developments and T M Lewin & Sons on disputes ranging from dilapidations to adverse possession claims. Key names include Stephen Morris, James Picknell and ‘technically strong’ and ‘pragmatic’ senior associate Nick Martyn.

The Legal 500 UK 2016


Mundays' has a respected team providing services across the full spectrum of property litigation. Advises large companies and individuals on issues including rights of way, rights of light, restrictive covenant and boundary disputes. 

Chambers & Partners 2017

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Quick Contact

Stephen Morris

Partner

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590588
stephen.morris@mundays.co.uk