Real estate litigation

The firm's ‘very committed’ team demonstrates ‘strong commercial acumen’.

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Penningtons Manches' dedicated real estate litigation team provides expert advice on the full range of real estate related disputes as well as specialist guidance on landlord and tenant matters. Our lawyers' broad technical knowledge is complemented by their extensive practical experience.

Acting for both landlords and tenants gives us perspective and enables us to understand the key concerns and priorities of the other parties. We regularly represent clients in issues involving more than one jurisdiction.

Our clients range from investment managers with large and varied real estate portfolios to office occupiers and retailers, as well as charities and individuals with smaller portfolios. We also act for registered social housing providers, residential landlords and tenants.

Our team is ranked by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and The Legal 500 and recommended for the quality of its work. We have a strong track record in both devising strategies to avoid disputes developing and in resolving those that do occur as cost effectively as possible. This includes a detailed knowledge of all forms of dispute resolution ranging from small scale mediations and adjudication to full blown arbitration and litigation, both in the UK and internationally. 

We recognise that major disputes absorb significant resources in terms of both management time and costs. Accordingly and where appropriate to the business needs of clients, we use a variety of alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as expert determination, mediation and arbitration.

While we act for clients in all courts and tribunals, much of our work involves advice on ways to manage problems, for example how to handle lease breaks, so that they can be resolved without the need to issue proceedings. Our lawyers are members of the Property Litigation Association.

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Recent work highlights

London telecoms mast dispute

Advising a London hotel group on disputes with telecoms mast operators. Challenges to alleged termination of mast agreements led to recovery of back rent of approximately £100,000 and preservation of an ongoing income stream.


Complex Technology and Construction Court claim

Securing damages for a residential development company in relation to a professional negligence claim issued in the Technology and Construction Court. The damages sought exceeded £2 million and the claim involved complex issues of liability and quantum.


Swiss success story for Japanese client

Acting for a major Japanese paper manufacturer in securing a settlement of over CHF4 million following a dispute concerning properties located in Switzerland.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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