Property, whether a family home, family-owned business, or business premises, is very important to those who own or rent it. So, when a dispute arises – with a neighbour, landlord or contractor, for example – that could have a significant impact on the use or enjoyment of the property, it is essential that the issues between the parties are dealt with quickly and effectively.
At Murray Beith Murray, our dispute resolution and litigation solicitors regularly advise and represent clients involved in residential and commercial property disputes. We understand the risks for our clients involved in these matters, including significant disruption to their business or personal life and loss of time and money. That is why our expert dispute resolution lawyers aim to resolve the dispute as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, often by mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). However, where court proceedings are unavoidable we will draw on our considerable experience to provide expert representation.
For practical and strategic advice on any commercial or residential property dispute, contact our specialist dispute resolution solicitors today.
Residential property disputes
Disputes concerning owners or renters of residential properties can take many forms, including:
- Neighbour disputes
- Boundary issues
- Landlord and tenant disagreements
- Excessive noise issues
Disagreements with neighbours
Whether a dispute arises between neighbours because of noise, boundaries (including fences, hedges and trees) or anti-social behaviour, these matters can be very uncomfortable and stressful. Our dispute resolution lawyers are often instructed to help property owners who have tried to resolve issues informally with their neighbours to no avail and require professional support to reach a solution.
Mediation or negotiation can offer neighbours a quick, cost-effective and informal approach to solving their disagreement. For example, our solicitors can meet with the other party’s legal representatives to negotiate a fair and amicable out of court settlement.
Landlord and tenant disputes
It is important for landlords and tenants to be aware of their rights and obligations, as this can help to avoid disputes. However, even with the best intentions, issues can occur – including concerning the terms in the tenancy agreement, rent, repairs, access and evictions. Our solicitors can provide practical and tailored advice for any landlord and tenant situation to ensure our client’s best interests are protected. We will recommend the best dispute resolution option depending on the circumstances involved.
Commercial property disputes
Commercial property disputes can arise in various situations, including if there are issues relating to:
- Rent arrears
- Changes of use and alterations
- Subletting and assignment
- Break options
Property disputes present significant risks for companies, including damage to reputation and client relationships and can divert vital resources from your business. Our lawyers help protect commercial clients from these problems with advice on how to avoid disputes and how to manage the risks of potential disputes. For example, we can help businesses prepare clear and precise terms in their property leases. Where a dispute is inevitable, our lawyers will help you reach an expeditious and cost-effective solution.
Contact our Property Dispute and Litigation Solicitors Edinburgh
At Murray Beith Murray, our dispute resolution and litigation group take a strategic approach to resolving our clients’ property disputes. With many years of experience in this area, we know how to achieve solutions swiftly and with minimal disruption. We use all dispute resolution methods at our disposal to achieve the best possible outcome. For property dispute advice and legal services, contact us today using the contact form or call 0131 225 1200.