Property Litigation

The Dispute Resolution team deals with a wide range of residential and commercial property disputes, for individual claims, businesses or developers.

Neighbouring Disputes

We would hope that in the majority of cases, you are able to enjoy a good relationship with your neighbours, be that in a commercial sense or at home. However, sometimes disputes cannot be avoided. Such disputes may take various forms, such as someone claiming ownership or rights over your land or somebody denying your rights over theirs. There may be disputes about boundaries or party walls between two properties or the need to enter onto another person's land in order to carry out works to your own building.

In a business capacity, landlords and tenants always hope to remain on good terms, but this may prove impossible where, for example, the tenant fails to pay rent or to keep the property in good condition or the landlord fails to meet his repairing and servicing obligations.

Breach of contract or lease covenants

During the conveyancing process you will exchange contracts governing when you will complete and what the seller is giving to you. If information relevant to the transaction has been withheld from you, or you have been misrepresented or one party has failed to complete you will need a swift resolution or court action maybe required.

If the landlord/freeholder has failed to repair the property under the provisions of the lease or the tenant is late paying the rent or service charges we will advise and represent you on these issues in order to find a resolution as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

As well as being able to assist in the above, we are also able to advise on the following issues:

  • Statutory right to extend your lease;
  • Injunction making the freeholder act or cease to act according to your lease;
  • The right to manage leasehold flats;
  • Cohabitation separation and disputes over the property;
  • Charges obtained over your property;
  • Landlord or tenant injunctions;
  • Enforcing repairing covenants;
  • Construction disputes; and
  • Rent recovery.

Please call our dedicated team to discuss your particular issue.