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Land & Property Disputes

Our team of Property Dispute lawyers are very experienced in a range of property disputes. 

Whether you are a landlord, commercial tenant or land owner, in the event of a dispute our experience covers a range from the complex and high value to the more modest. We represent clients in the courts, property tribunals, in adjudication and use alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation, to resolve disputes. We understand your concerns to avoid the expense and distraction that disputes can bring and we will work with you to find a solution to your problem.

Our approach is tailored to you to provide an effective strategy. We have a dedicated team of dispute lawyers with a range of expertise and experience dealing with property disputes.

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Covid-19 Commercial Rent Arrears – September 2022 Update

The Commercial Rent Act 2022 provides a mechanism for Landlords and Tenants to sort out how COVID related rent arrears can be paid.

Property – what do base rate rises mean for homeowners?

The Bank of England’s interest rate has been increasing. In May, the Bank of England’s base interest rate would rise from 0.5% to 1%.

The Building Safety Act – What do I need to be aware of?

The 28th of April 2022 saw one of the biggest legislative changes to the UK building industry in close to 40 years. The Building Safety Act 2022 (“the Act”) received Royal assent, meaning it is now an act of Parliament and has come into force as law (albeit many of...

Stamp duty holiday pressures causing professional negligence claims

If you moved home in 2021 and you believe your surveyor or conveyancer made a mistake with your sale or purchase…

Rising cost of construction contracts – impact on contractors and clients

In recent years, the construction industry has been hit with a torrent of obstacles, seeing prices rise significantly, with seemingly no relief on the horizon.

Tenant Liquidation – A Guide for Commercial Landlords

Commercial landlords can use numerous methods to recover rent arrears or to regain possession of their premises after tenant liquidation.

Calling all landlords – serving valid notice

Serving a valid notice, as required by the Housing Act 1988, is the first step to ensure you once again have full control over your property.

Buying a house at auction is not ALL the buyers risk

Often a house is in an auction sale because there are problems that have made it difficult to sell on the open market in the usual way.

Property misrepresentation claims: when your seller hides the truth

You may wish to bring a claim against your seller for misrepresentation if you have found issues with your new home.

Scamdemic – APP fraud on the rise

The increase of APP fraud over the course of the pandemic has lead to a total loss of £207.8 million in the first half of 2020.

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    Residential Service Charges: What if you think the charge is excessive?

    Tenants will be familiar with their Leasehold requirement to make payment of service charges, which are used by Landlords to cover the costs of providing services in relation to their property. 

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    Mediation is a much better option than court right now

    If you have a case already up and running in the County Court – it is highly likely that the time scale in getting it to a final hearing is going to be extended as the court staff and judges try and cope with remote working.

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    Can personal preferences permit you to refuse to approve your neighbours building plans?

    A common restrictive covenant is that building work that (A) wants to do on their land burdened by the covenant cannot go ahead until the owner of the benefitting land (B) has approved the building plans. 

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