Property litigation

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Understanding property litigation

Here at Russell-Cooke, we know how complicated property disputes can be and can advise you on challenges that might arise.

Our team of specialist property litigation lawyers do more than just litigate. We work on an advisory basis with clients including private landlords, corporate investors, owners of prime residences and tenants. We work to resolve disputes related to commercial and residential property, enfranchisement/block management and housing, whether through mediation, ADR or in court.

How our property litigation specialists can help you

Our team of property litigation specialists acts for property owners, landlords and tenants (in the private and social sectors), institutions, charities, housing co-ops, tenant organisations and small to large businesses.

We advise property owners, landlords and tenants on a wide range of real estate disputes, including: disputes about ownership of, and interests in, property; disputes about the acquisition of property; disputes about contracts, leases and mortgages (including construction or interpretation), and misrepresentation.

We represent our landlord clients on landlord and tenant issues, repossession of property, including eviction of squatters and recovery of rent and service charges. We advise on business tenancy disputes, dilapidations and disrepair claims, rent reviews, rights of way and rights of light and party wall and boundary disputes, and act for both private and corporate occupiers.

Commercial lease disputes

Commercial lease disputes

We have a dedicated team of property litigation specialists who are experienced at resolving commercial, landlord and tenant disputes...

Party wall disputes

Party wall and neighbourly matters disputes

We have particular expertise in the Party Wall Act, in relation to boundaries, property rights and interests relevant to disputes between neighbouring owners...

Real estate disputes

Real estate disputes

We are a team of experienced property dispute lawyers advising property owners, landlords and tenants on a wide range of real estate disputes...

Telecoms equipment-advice to landowners

Telecoms equipment—advice to landowners

We provide legal advice and support on issues related to mobile phone masts and other types of telecommunications equipment situated on land - or planned to be...

They always tailor their advice with the specific issues taking into account the client and their needs.
The Legal 500 (2024)

Our approach to property litigation

We have been involved in many high-profile cases over the years. We are active in the private rented and build to rent sectors for major institutional and corporate players including recent disruptors and those in the growing student accommodation sector, and have equal experience acting for high net worth individuals who encounter property issues.

Our dedicated housing litigation team handles legal aid work for social housing tenants but are as comfortable defending possession claims and bringing judicial reviews against housing authorities. They advise on the ongoing Grenfell Tower inquiry. Related to issues arising from the inquiry we have further specialists in cladding and building safety remediation disputes.

Finally we offer expertise on all issues relating to block management and enfranchisement.

Build-to-rent and the private rented sector disputes

Build-to-rent and the private rented sector disputes

We are a trusted sounding board with unparalleled experience, helping clients refine and market their unique offerings...

Cladding building and fire safety

Cladding, building & fire safety

Our expertise allows us to offer proactive guidance and innovative solutions for implementing new practices and resolving disputes related to cladding and building safety defects...

Social housing cases

Housing litigation

Our experts are passionate about helping and defending those with housing issues. We carry out work covering a wide range of issues advising tenants, tenant organisations and landlords... 

Residential property disputes

Residential property disputes

Our team of property litigation specialists act for for owners, occupiers, landlords and tenants of residential property...


Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our property litigation solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7525 or complete our enquiry form.

Get to know our property litigation team

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Russell-Cooke is a warm, modern firm with plenty of character, but still delivers consistently.
Chambers UK (2024)

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