Real Estate Dispute Resolution
IBB’s Real Estate Dispute Resolution team comprises highly experienced lawyers who are dedicated solely to resolving property disputes. The team is recognised for its expertise and is considered as one of the leading property litigation teams in London, the Thames Valley and the South East. Our clients include corporate occupiers, developers, institutions, charities, retailers, asset managers and investors.
We know that property clients find litigation an unwelcome distraction from their core business. They want their disputes resolved sensibly and quickly. This is why our real estate dispute resolution lawyers are strong negotiators who endeavour to achieve clients’ commercial objectives without recourse to litigation. Where face-to-face negotiation fails, we encourage the use of mediation to resolve disputes. Our team includes ADR Group Accredited Mediators.
Of course, there are occasions where litigation is unavoidable and our lawyers are experienced in taking complex property disputes to trial. We handle litigation in the County Court, High Court, Technology and Construction Court, Lands Tribunal and at arbitration.
Senior team members are independently recognised legal experts and all our lawyers are members of the Property Litigation Association.
Range of Advice
We can advise you on all property related disputes including:
- Business tenancy renewals
- Break clauses
- Rent and service charge disputes
- Dilapidations claims and disputes over repairing covenants
- Possession and forfeiture claims
- Tenant insolvency
- Rent reviews
- Assignments and underleases
- Trespass and nuisance
- Adverse possession
- Easements such as rights of light and rights of way
- Party walls
- Restrictive covenants
- Solicitor/surveyor professional negligence
- Conditional contracts and options
- Development and funding agreements
- Sale and purchase disputes
- Overage clauses
Andrew Olins has written two books. The first, 'A Guide to Dilapidations' can be purchased from www.workplacelaw.net and the second, 'Covenants Affecting Land' can be purchased from www.ricsbooks.com.
Download Andrew Olins’ article on the improper registration of priority notices published in Property Law Journal.
Download Jon Mowbray’s article on claims to set-off published in Property Law Journal.
The Legal 500 in 2013 says:
"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s property litigation team is representing Dorchester Group in a major claim against BNP Paribas and IKEA, concerning alleged wrongful use of confidential information to make a successful bid to develop a site near the Olympic site in Stratford. Practice head Andrew Olins has 'a strong academic bent'."
Chambers in 2014 says:
"There is good back-up, with a strong, diverse team behind the partners, so that if one of them is absent, a junior member of staff is appropriately briefed to stand in."
"I consider the overall service to be excellent value for money."
"Work is very good quality and they have the ability to offer strategic advice, plus energy and commitment."
IBB is also proud to work with Brunel University at the graduation of their land law students.