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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Real Estate Litigation

Experienced real estate litigators act on the full range of property disputes

Clifford Chance's experienced real estate litigators act on the full range of property disputes in Courts, Tribunals, Expert Determinations and Arbitrations, and also advise clients on property litigation risk avoidance in transactions.

Based on a thorough understanding of the industry, our real estate litigation team offers clients innovative and practical dispute avoidance strategies in transactions.

Our experienced property litigators, who operate out of the real estate practice, are knowledgeable about your commercial goals and skilled at spotting and resolving problems early on.

For a wide range of clients, including high net worth individuals, business entities, landlords, tenants, developers, owners of real estate assets, financial institutions, hotels, retailers, manufacturers, and insolvency practitioners. We concentrate on complex and high value real estate litigation and advisory work.

You can minimise or reduce the impact and expense of any subsequent dispute by following our guidance while negotiating and recording deals. Together with our transactional colleagues, the team provides risk analysis and evaluation so that risks can be found early on and reduced to a minimum.

Our real estate litigation team represents clients in property disputes in County Courts, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Tribunals, as well as in Arbitrations, Expert Determinations, and Mediations.

The range of matters we deal with include:

Asset Management disputes
Representing owners of extensive property portfolios in the UK and in Europe.

Rent review
From issues of interpretation through to handling oral hearings.

Security of tenure
Dealing with strategy and proceedings in relation to contested and non-contested renewals.

Professional negligence
Including claims against solicitors, valuers and agents.

Brexit related issues
Act for clients in contract disputes resulting from Brexit-related issues.

Lease termination
Forfeiture, break notices and notices to quit.

Insolvency liquidation and more
Insolvency liquidation, administration and receivership of landlords, tenants and sub-tenants.

Advocacy capabilities
Advocacy capabilities

Alienation and alteration disputes
Alienation/alteration disagreements involving licence application for landlords.

Repairs and Services
Interim and terminal schedules. Enforcement of landlord's obligations to provide services.

Tenant disturbance
Breach of quiet enjoyment/nuisance.

Trusted mediators
CEDR accredited mediator within the unit who takes appointments and advises clients on alternative dispute resolution.

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