Disputes involving property, land and real estate are common. They also tend to be some of the longest running, disproportionately expensive and emotionally draining. Property disputes can happen in a commercial context or on a personal level between family member or ex-spouses, having extremely delicate undertones. 

Commercially, as well as rent review and other lease disputes, disputes can arise in relation to proposed property development and investment, sometimes in circumstances where there are no agreed dispute resolution provisions in place between the parties, and invariably where the urgent resolution of the dispute is critical to the success of the proposed project. Commercial disputes may also occur among partners or shareholders in a business which owns certain properties, land or has real estate interests. 

Disputes can also arise among landowners and others about land use and resources. This is where the most notorious “neighbour disputes” occur which can last for decades and leave parties perpetually agitated and unable to fully enjoy their private lives. 

Property disputes inevitably arise between spouses or partners upon the breakdown of a marriage or relationship. In other cases, inheritance disputes may have a property or real estate element within them. 

In order to resolve disputes expeditiously, with minimum costs and emotional strain, ADR is being increasingly utilised. The benefits of ADR are numerous, and we aspire to provide the best service in the industry enabling you to achieve a smooth resolution of such disputes. Phoenix’s panel of ADR experts have amassed years of specialising experience in the resolution property related disputes. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Commercial lease negotiation and termination
  • Land ownership
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Rights of way
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Mortgages
  • Insurance

Depending on the nature of the dispute, the most appropriate form of ADR may differ. At Phoenix, we provide clients with appropriate practitioners to resolve their disputes through their chosen method of ADR. Alternatively, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide them in deciding which form of ADR suits their needs the most.