Commercial property disputes can be complicated, involving multifaceted legal aspects. Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, it's crucial to seek proper and business-savvy legal advice without delay when a dispute arises.

Your swift action can make a significant difference in resolving the situation effectively.

Our extensive experience, coupled with seamless collaboration with our real estate, commercial, and  insolvency teams, empowers us to deliver a comprehensive range of services to clients.

Our specialist property dispute lawyers act for owners and occupiers of commercial properties throughout England and Wales of all sizes and assist them with any property disputes that arise through their ownership or occupation.

Our specialist commercial property dispute lawyers deal with all disputes robustly and recognise that the legal answer does not always provide the best outcome to the dispute.  We always think about creative ways to get the best result for you.

Our commercial property dispute solicitors understand that you do not want to be embroiled in expensive and lengthy litigation and will always aim to resolve disputes as quickly as possible.

However, there may be situations where this is challenging, and in such cases, we are committed to assertively pursuing or defending your claim.

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Why Work With Our Property Litigation Team

  • Our property litigation lawyers have been ranked as a top-tier law firm by the Legal 500 for the last seven years.
  • You will have access to more than 30 property experts across the Myerson Property Group, including commercial property, construction, residential property conveyancing and development.
  • You will receive city-quality commercial property legal advice at regional prices.
  • We provide a partner-led service to ensure you receive the best legal advice and commercially-minded support.
  • Our property litigation solicitors compromise a large team which is capable of meeting your deadlines.
  • We understand that each transaction is bespoke to your individual circumstances and that you need support from a property lawyer who is experienced in dealing with a wide variety of clients and types of work.
  • We are a full-service law firm operating from a one-site office, which means our teams communicate effectively and efficiently.
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How Our Commercial Property Dispute Team Can Help

Our specialist property litigation team have a wealth of knowledge and experience and can assist you with a multitude of different commercial property disputes including:

  • Rights of way disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Oversailing issues
  • Lease renewals
  • Forfeiture and relief from forfeiture applications
  • Rent arrears
  • Rent reviews
  • Break notices
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Overage disputes
  • Trespass issues
  • Property insolvency issues
  • Option Agreement disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Nuisance issues

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Commercial Property Disputes Case Studies

Tenant Portfolio

Acting on behalf of a tenant in respect of its multimillion-pound rental portfolio which includes advising on all disputes such a commercial lease renewals, dilapidations, break notices and rights of way issues.

Examples of the lease renewal work includes advising on the validity of section 25 notices that are received, drafting, and serving section 26 notices requesting a new lease, agreeing extensions to the statutory period whilst the terms of a new lease are being negotiating, issuing claims for lease renewals and defending hostile lease renewal claims.

In relation to break notices, we draft and serve the notices, advise on break conditions to ensure that the lease terminates on the break date and provide advice on handing back the property. Following termination of the lease we advise our client on any dilapidations claim that may be received including defending them in Court proceedings and/or documenting a settlement.

Dilapidations Claim

Acting on behalf of tenant of an industrial estate in Manchester. The tenant wanted to execute a break right in their lease to bring it to an end early.

We prepared and served the break notice on their behalf.

There were various conditions attached to the break including ensuring the rent was paid, that the property was given back free of the tenant’s occupation and the occupation of any other lawful occupier and that they had paid the sum of £50,000.

We advised them on the break conditions and defended their position regarding the interpretation of the break conditions which were contentious because the landlord intended to let the property to a new tenant and required various items to be left in the property.

We provided advice to ensure that the break conditions were not impacted by this and the break was successfully operated.

Thereafter, we advised on a dilapidations claim worth in excess of £750,000 and involved issues concerning historic alterations that had been made to the property.

The matter was successfully settled for significantly less that the landlord’s original claim.

Overage Agreement

Advising a client on a dispute about payments due under an Overage Agreement and whether one of the conditions that triggered payment had been satisfied.

The payment that was due to the client was in excess of £1,000,000 and was heavily contested by the other side who had a different interpretation of the Overage Agreement.

Proceedings were issued and the matter was successfully resolved between the parties.

Relief from Forfeiture

We advised a client on their options when a tenant failed to pay rent for their commercial property.

The client chose to forfeit the lease. We advised the client on their right to forfeit, ensured the right had not been waived by any steps they had taken since the tenant breached the lease and instructed and liaised with the bailiff to change the locks on the premises.

Thereafter, the tenant made a relief from forfeiture application that was issued a Court.

We advised the client on the application that had been made and the prospects of the tenant obtaining relief.

We responded to the application and consented to it on the basis all the arrears of rent and landlord’s costs were paid in full. This issue was successfully resolved for the client.


Our Property Litigation Team

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our property litigation lawyers are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Laura Pile

Laura Pile

Laura is a Partner and Head of our Property Litigation Team

Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor

Karen is a Senior Associate in our Property Litigation Team

Jennifer Hartley

Jennifer Hartley

Jennifer is an Associate in our Property Litigation Team

Vikki Wright

Vikki Wright

Vikki is a Solicitor in our Property Litigation Team

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0161 941 4000