Property disputes | Experience

Our experienced property dispute specialists deal with a wide range of disputes relating to both commercial and residential property.

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Paul Dench

Paul Dench

Recent work undertaken by the group includes:

  • Acting for a hospitality business in a multi-million pound dispute with its new landlord concerning alleged breaches of covenant relating to its lease of high profile restaurant premises in London.
  • Represented a family of landowners in a dispute against a major property investment company and well known house-builder over an Option Agreement, which was successfully resolved following the sale of the land in question for £24,000,000.
  • Acting for a property investment company in relation to its potential claims against a national house-builder for compensation estimated at up to £8,000,000, for breach of the terms of a development contract, and possible professional negligence claims against our client's former solicitors concerning the drafting of the contract.
  • Currently acting for a property development company in relation to its seven figure claim for dilapidations against its former tenant, in connection with the previous letting of a golf course and driving range.
  • Acted for one of the UK's largest golf retail groups, resolving a long running dispute over the management of the estate with both the owner of the estate and neighbouring occupiers.
  • Recovered £1,500,000 for a lender from its borrower, having taken possession of a property in Fulham and sold it as mortgagee.
  • Advised a well-known national charity in relation to its lease termination obligations under all 100 of its office and retail premises in the UK.
  • Continuing to act for the UK arm of an international logistics company in connection with the closure of 38 of its delivery hubs, involving the service of a number of break notices, notices to quit and s.27 notices under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.
  • Acted for an LPA Receiver concerning the recovery of over £850,000 for a bank following the default of one of its borrowers and the sale of a property over which the bank had security.
  • Currently acting for a BVI registered company in connection with its claim before the First Tier Tribunal (formerly the LVT) for a newly extended residential lease of a flat in Kensington under the Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act 1993, where the premium is likely to exceed £500,000.
  • In conjunction with our Residential Property Team, recently concluded the successful acquisition of a block of flats in the Thames Valley for a six figure sum, under the collective enfranchisement provisions of the leasehold reform legislation.