Mediation is fast and cheaper than litigation
Property mediation will end the anxiety and horrendous costs of litigation. By going through the mediation channel, you can achieve the results you want quicker and more cheaply than going to court. The reputation of your business is also still intact.
Property or land disputes can be very problematic with contract values ranging from a few thousand to millions of pounds, easements, covenants, restrictive covenants, rights of way, tenancy, planning, building, construction repair, and disrepair. Any such disputes must be disclosed to any prospective purchaser – so a sale without resolving the problem is rarely an option. Disputes that are unresolved can make land unsaleable.
Mediation is not just about disputes. If you are involved in complex contractual negotiations, property mediation can help you and your negotiating partner get over any hurdles that are making it more difficult to do a deal. This can happen at any time of the business relationship from the very beginning or simply renewing a lease.
Support and guidance with every stage
Increasingly the courts are penalising those businesses which do not attempt to resolve their dispute through mediation. They expect you to try mediation before going ahead with court proceedings. This is beneficial as mediation is more amicable, cheaper and less time consuming.
Our solicitors can help a range of people and guide them through the process of commercial property mediation. This includes;
- Landlord or tenant – commercial or residential
- Housing association
- Property developer
- Property owner
- Buyer or seller of a property
- Property manager
- Family member
Commercial property relationships are important however, within these relationships disputes can occur, most of which can be dealt with by mediation. For example, Land/Real Property disputes, Commercial Landlord and Tenant disputes, Residential Leases and Tenancies disputes and Family and Inheritance disputes. Mediation can help you deal with;
- Boundaries and adverse possession
- Rights of way, rights of light and other easements
- Neighbour disputes
- Party walls
- Misrepresentation claims and other conveyancing disputes
- Options and overage
- Property development and complex purchases
- Joint ventures and partnership disputes
- Negotiating purchases
- Restrictive covenants
- Compulsory purchase
- Negotiating leases
- 1954 Act lease renewals – friendly
- Consents to assignment, sub-letting, alterations
- Rent Reviews
- Break clauses
- Forfeiture and possession
- Guarantees and Indemnities
- Rent deposits
- Service charges
- Possession claims
- Rent Act tenancies
- Consents to assignment, sub-letting, alterations or development
- Housing disrepair
- Estate management
- Right to first refusal and right to buy
- Service charge disputes
- Financial settlements on divorce
- Inheritance & administration of estates
- Family business disputes
Meet our team
“I work as a solicitor because I have an expertise gained over a number of years of practice in negotiating and drafting agreements to ensure all of my client interests are met. I promote the use of more ‘plain English’ and less legal jargon in legal agreements”.
I have been practising law for over a decade both in-house and in private practice. There are always people who need a helping hand with the legal issues surrounding Commercial Law and I enjoy helping them to overcome any obstacles in the way of them reaching a resolution.