We act for investors, developers, financial institutions, public sector clients and high net worth individuals, dealing with all aspects of real estate litigation and dispute resolution.

The team deals with both commercial and residential properties across a number of sectors, and includes all forms of landlord and tenant disputes, 1954 Act lease renewals, dilapidations, rent review, possession claims, tenant insolvency, leasehold enfranchisement, and also advisory work in relation to all aspects of pure property law.

Clients choose Fox Williams as our small but highly responsive team gain an understanding of the issues quickly and strive to find a commercially pragmatic solution wherever possible to avoid the time, cost and uncertainty of litigating disputes.

Property disputes expertise

  • 1954 Act lease renewals
  • Dilapidations
  • Electronic communications code
  • Forfeiture & possession claims
  • Rent reviews
  • Rights of light

Property disputes experience

  • Acted for a landlord on a complex water ingress landlord and tenant dispute on prime West End retail premises.

  • Advised on the service of notices and possession proceedings through an Upper tier Tribunal Lands Chamber on behalf of landlords in respect of equipment installed under the Telecommunications Code.

  • Successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal on a Party Wall matter. We acted on behalf of the successful party in respect of this matter relating to a prime Central London residential property in Mayfair.

  • Secured possession of premises by negotiation rather than Court Order for high value property on the Cadogan Estate.

  • Acted on a complex collective enfranchisement matter for a South London property involving a Court Proceeding and numerous first-tier Tribunals.

  • Issued and settled proceedings against a Knightsbridge landlord for failure to grant consent to alterations.

Property disputes FAQs

We have expertise in lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

We can advise on all aspects of a landlord’s remedies under a commercial lease.

We advise tenants as well as landlords in relation to their options and remedies where there is a commercial property dispute.

We can advise and lead on the whole process of removing squatters, from the court proceedings all the way up to enforcement.

We advise on a landlord’s options where tenant insolvency is concerned.

"The firm always helps to ensure a smooth service, delivers what is promised and leaves us with the confidence that the matter is in safe hands."


Chambers UK 2021

"The practice delivers excellent pragmatic and commercial advice to our clients, although based in the City the relationship between price and quality is excellent. The team really values and builds on its client relationships."


Legal 500 2021

"The team are pragmatic, commercial and responsive. For a City practice the rates are very good relative to other firms – City expertise at regional rates."


Legal 500 2021

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