Property Recoveries

Our properties recoveries team collects all types of property related debt including leasehold recoveries, service charges, major works debt, commercial rent arrears insurance premiums and ground rent.

Who does our Property Recovery Team represent?

  • Landlords
  • Property Management Companies
  • Local Authorities 
  • Housing Associations

With our number of joint ventures with property management organisations and enforcement agents, we aim to provide legal solutions when standard enforcement is unsuccessful.

We also operate specialist schemes for Residential Leasehold recoveries and Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (“CRAR”), which reforms limited distress as an enforcement remedy.

Residential Leasehold Recoveries

We have developed a genuine “no recovery-no fee” scheme for landlords to recover debt incurred with residential leasehold property such as service charges, major works and ground rent.

Our steps to settle the debt:

  • Correspond with leaseholders and lenders to try and persuade them to settle the debt.
  • If this fails, we issue court proceedings.
  • If court proceedings are unsuccessful, we seek a judgement which we can use as a determination to allow service of a section 146 notice upon the leaseholder. 

In rare instances, we commence forfeiture proceedings to recover your debt. In most cases the procedure will recover payment from the tenant or their lender.

CRAR

We have developed a “no recovery-no fee” scheme for the recovery of sums due under a lease where distress is not an option or has proved unsuccessful.

The Lease will provide that the landlord may recover reasonable costs from the tenant in respect of steps taken by the landlord to recover monies due under the Lease. Accordingly, we are able to provide a “no recovery - no fee” service to landlords on the basis that the costs will be recovered from the tenant.

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Commercial Property

Our commercial property solicitors can provide you with advice on all types of property transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial property, planning agreements, residential developments, commercial and industrial developments, options, leases and licences.

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Commercial Recoveries

We have a dedicated commercial recoveries unit, handling commercial debt recovery and dispute resolution. We provide proactive advice on recovery options available and the commercial considerations for such action on behalf of a wide range of sectors across the UK.

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Corporate and Commercial

Our team of specialist corporate and commercial solicitors work closely with you to achieve your commercial goals. We take a practical approach to business and understanding your business needs. Our expert corporate lawyers not only know the law, but also draw upon their experience to provide you with effective solutions to any given situation. Our team is flexible and has the resources to manage all sizes of transactions and matters for small to medium sized (SME) organisations, as well as large multi-national companies.

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Disputes

Disputes or litigation are an aspect of business that sometimes cannot be avoided. Our expert solicitors deal with all aspects of commercial disputes from contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes, to professional negligence and commercial property issues.

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Landlord & Tenant Services

Our dedicated team have significant experience in advising landlords on all issues including preparing tenancy agreements, serving notices, taking court action to remove troublesome tenants, disrepair claims

We guarantee to serve any notices, issue any proceedings or prepare any tenancy agreements on the same day if we receive all details before midday, or the following day if received after midday.

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Recoveries

Our recoveries department is widely recognised as a leader in the field of debt recovery. We work with a wide range of clients in both national and international recovery, advising on pre-legal and legal recovery, insolvency and commercial litigation. We are also one of the few national law firms who has an authorised insolvency practitioner, Chris Garwood.

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