Resolving property and land issues

Property Dispute Solicitors

Whether you are a business or landlord having problems with tenants, or a homeowner in a disagreement with your neighbour, disputes about a property can generate complex legal arguments.

Your property, or an interest that you have in a property, is one of the most valuable things that you own, so you must look after and protect that asset. At Nelsons, we can help you do this.

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Our expert team of property dispute solicitors

Recognised by The Legal 500, our team of property specialists in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham understand property and how to manage it. Our approach is highly pragmatic and flexible, and we always look for a solution, resolving disputes at an early stage, but when that fails, we will be tough and forthright in pressing your claim.

Due to the size of our team, we have a broad range of expertise to deal with the biggest and most complex property disputes. In fact, because of our specialism, we are often approached in preference to day-to-day advisors.

We can provide expert advice in the following instances:

If you have a property dispute which is not listed above, please contact us as we may still be able to assist you.

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Why choose Nelsons?

  • Our approach is objective-led, which means that at the outset we will explore with you what you want to achieve. We will provide you with a very clear risk analysis of your case. Our highly strategic advice will then be focussed on achieving your end objective in the most cost-efficient way.
  • Members of our team are all seasoned specialists in property disputes. This means that we can get to an answer for you quickly, making us not only very effective but great value for money.
  • When it comes to our fees, there will be no surprises. We are always crystal clear about our charges, so from the outset, you know what your dispute will cost.
  • Once we have resolved your dispute, we then work closely with our transactional colleagues offering a one-stop-shop so that any agreement reached in your dispute can be quickly documented and registered.


  • "Nelsons', which is based in Nottingham and Derby, has particular expertise in commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, planning law cases and breach of contract disputes..."

    The Legal 500
  • "...Simon Waterfield has vast experience of landlord and tenant disputes, including those concerning forfeiture, dilapidations and contested rent review applications. He also has niche expertise in flooding disputes..."

    The Legal 500 (Continued)
  • "Excellent problem-solving and an ability to quickly get to the nub of an issue. Quickly able to offer solutions even when involving third parties to allow issues to be dealt with resulting in minimal fuss and allowing us to get on with our jobs."

    Referee feedback provided to The Legal 500 2023
  • "A law firm stands or falls on the quality of its people and, in this regard, the Nelson’s Property Litigation Team are, in my experience, all excellent."

    Referee feedback provided to The Legal 500 2023
  • "Nelsons has knowledgable and approachable litigators. They seem to offer good value for the service they provide. They are accustomed to dealing with a broad range of property matters, and so are well-placed to deal with complex property litigation."

    Referee feedback provided to The Legal 500 2024
  • "Nelsons have a standout regional property team with strength in depth across a number of offices in the East Midlands."

    Referee feedback provided to The Legal 500 2024
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