Property & Planning
Property disputes involve not only those whose property or land is the subject matter of the disagreement but can also lead to spiralling impact on a neighbourhood or community. Whether the issues relate to rights of way, building and construction, ransom strips, commercial or private tenancy, or to environmental or planning concerns, parties in these cases frequently include a blend of private individuals, commercial interests, public sector agencies and community stakeholder groups. Often with deeply entrenched positions and a protracted history, settlements can be difficult to achieve, hence the frequent need for third party mediation or facilitation support.
CEDR's property group includes leading professionals with a myriad of experience across the sector, including lawyers, ex judges, architects, surveyors and environmental experts. As well as offering an extensive track record as mediators, adjudicators and arbitrators, our neutrals in this field are also experienced in complex assisted negotiations and enquiries including, for example, public sector planning and stakeholder consultations.
Types of disputes where CEDR has extensive experience include:
- Boundry disputes
- Commercial lease negotiation and termination
- Land ownership
- Landlord and tenant
- Party wall
- Planning disputes and reviews
- Refurbishment and schedules of work
- Rights of way
Our highly experienced mediators and neutrals can also assist with consultancy assignments to develop organisational capability and capacity for resolving conflict including dispute systems design, introducing mediation, developing formal policies and procedures, establishing informal communication protocols and coaching managers and teams through change.