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Property & Land Dispute Solicitors

We regularly act for landlords and tenants in disputes concerning business leases and also for developers and other landowners in disputes concerning ownership, access and development issues.

Expertise independently recognised

Testimonials published in The Legal 500

The Legal 500 (2024 edition):

‘Engaging, talented and tenacious.’

‘Richard Hugill is a serious litigator and very good tactician who sees the kernel of the dispute and is an excellent judge of litigation tactics and moves.’

The Legal 500 (2023 edition):

‘A very dedicated small team, always accessible, straight advice. As a client, you feel valued – unlike some of the bigger firms, you’re not passed between different associates – you simply deal with the person who knows every detail about you and your case. You have a feeling they really fight for you because your case matters to them. They work with you to decide on aims and strategy, and they don’t let things drift – there’s a focus and a reason for every step they take, and just as important, they explain it all to you. They know the courts and how to deal with opponents.’ 

‘Very impressive commercial litigation team with real depth and experience.’ 

The Legal 500 (2022 edition):

‘Good knowledge. Professionalism. Communication.’ 

Pragmatic, commercial advice

We provide frank advice and focus on delivering down to earth, commercial solutions for clients across different business sectors. We can offer practical advice on a range of issues, including:

  • Commercial landlord & tenant disputes
  • Opposed lease renewals
  • Dilapidations liabilities
  • Enforcing leasehold covenants
  • Pursuing arrears of rent
  • Forfeiture & tenant insolvency

Disputes arising from the ownership & development of land

  • Boundary disputes
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants on title
  • Disputes arising out of development agreements
  • Defending rights of way and other easements

Our property & land disputes lawyers can arrange meetings at any of our local offices in York and across Yorkshire, so simply contact your nearest Harrowells office in York, St Saviourgate, Clifton Moor, Easingwold, Haxby, Pocklington, Malton, and Thirsk.