What We Do

Our Property Litigation Solicitors act for a broad range of clients, including retailers, developers, investors, financial institutions, educational establishments, charities and property managers. We advise on all types of commercial property litigation including:

  • Contentious and non contentious business lease renewals
  • Rent and service charge recovery (including distraint, court proceedings and insolvency proceedings)
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Disputes over breaches of covenant including forfeiture/relief applications
  • Service charge disputes
  • Recovery of land or premises from unlawful occupiers/squatters
  • Lease surrender negotiations
  • Disputes over consent to assignment/sub-let/change use/alterations
  • Disputes with owners of neighbouring properties over boundaries, easements (e.g. rights of way, rights to park; rights to light), breaches of covenant, trespass, nuisance, adverse possession
  • Leasehold enfranchisement for commercial landlords, for example dealing with residential leaseholders' applications to extend a lease, buy the freehold or exercise the right to manage and serving right of first refusal notices
  • Residential possession actions/rent recovery for commercial landlords

Recent Property Litigation Deals

  • Acted for a London property investor/developer in serving hostile notices on the tenants of a multi occupied building in Central London and securing agreements for surrender to facilitate a multi million pound redevelopment of the building.
  • Acted for two developers in obtaining a court order for possession defeating a claim for adverse possession to a strip of land occupied by owners of a neighbouring estate to enable a multi-million development to proceed.
  • Acted for an institution in obtaining vacant possession of a phone mast site from a telecoms operator in order to facilitate a proposed multi million pound development of a large site in Sheffield. 


"Irwin Mitchell’s property litigation team gives extremely sound, commercial advice which is valued by professionals and clients alike." - Legal 500, 2013

The property litigation team at Irwin Mitchell are also noted for being "Responsive, and keen to offer solutions rather than just point out problems." - Legal 500, 2013

This real estate litigation team is praised by sources for being "business-focused" and "providing realistic, beneficial advice." - Chambers and Partners 2013

Department head Danny Revitt is praised for his "excellent knowledge, together with pragmatism and a willingness to seek a negotiated conclusion." - Chambers and Partners 2013

For more information on Property Litigation

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your Property Litigation work then please contact Danny Revitt (Partner) on 0114 274 4439, or send us an email.

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