Businesses can face legal issues and disputes from a variety of areas, from dealing with late payment from clients and dissatisfied customers to contractual issues and health and safety problems.
It’s also possible to be embroiled in disagreements about your working premises and where you conduct business. We explain what you can expect from a business property dispute.
Property disputes can take a number of forms as they encompass so many differing facets of a business. Some of the most common property disputes businesses can face, include:
During disputes there are often negotiation periods or litigation to go through, which varies depending on the type of dispute. Planning, for example, can see your business having to submit detailed plans to the council to explain what you intend to do, before having private and public consultations before any work is green-lit.
In some cases, such as boundary disputes, there is a period when legal teams will mediate in order to find a satisfactory resolution through the courts.
Like other hearings, the general legal process, involving a property dispute, is a case of presenting your evidence and putting your argument forward, either personally or via a legal team. Then, after both sides have made their case, the presiding judge will rule in favour of one party.
This can resolve the dispute, but if the result doesn’t go in your favour, meaning your business doesn’t have planning permission or access to land, it can hamper the growth of your business. On top of the cost of legal fees, this can be a large financial blow to your company.
At FSB, our members have access to our Legal Protection Scheme, which can provide help and support for them and their companies during a property dispute. This can help make sure a dispute is resolved effectively, and lessen the financial impact of legal costs, allowing members to get back to running their business.
The service includes:
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help in the event of a business property dispute, or to find out about our other legal services, please get in touch with our team or visit the FSB Legal Protection Scheme page.
Legal protection covers various scenarios and ensures you and your business are covered