Expertise

Dispute Resolution

As an extension of our work in tenancy administration and statutory valuations we have inevitably become a leading firm in rental disputes, whether through independent expert determinations, arbitration, mediation and litigation. Our partners have been involved in various rent review and option to renew disputes, many of which proceeded to determination or arbitration. We regularly work with specialised lawyers in this field and are acknowledged experts particularly in rent review determinations.

Litigation Support

As part of our rental expertise we also act as expert witnesses and provide other litigation-related advice, whether for (formerly) Part Four renewal cases, compulsory purchase disputes or rates and government rent appeals. Our partners have acted in various Lands Tribunal and High Court appeals over the years, including in many of the major rating and government rent appeals. Some examples of these major cases are Agrila, Best Origin and Hongkong Electric.

RATES SAVINGS

We were involved in a long-running dispute with the Rating and Valuation Department on behalf of a large REIT. Upon purchase of the building the client initiated an asset enhancement project involving extensive renovation and refurbishment works. We were able to secure the deletion of the assessed tenements during a part of the works programme securing some $7.3m dollars in rates payments.

What clients say

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