Property Disputes

Our real estate litigation solicitors specialise in a range of residential and commercial property disputes. Our practice areas include:

Rights of Light

A right of light is an easement to enjoy the natural light that passes over someone else’s land and then enters your building.

Rights of Way

Rights of way are a form of legal permission to pass through property that is not one’s own, whether on public or private land.

Boundary Disputes

Boundary disputes are uncertain and complex matters because the parties get emotionally involved, making settlement more difficult.

Breach of Lease

We act for freeholders, intermediate landlords with head leases and management companies whose tenants are in breach of lease.

Party Wall Disputes

A party wall is a wall that is common between two adjoining buildings. Disputes can arise when one party undertakes works on this dividing wall.

Adverse Possession

Squatting, also known as ‘adverse possession’, is when unwanted occupants enter a property without permission in order to live there.

Property Fraud

Fraudsters target properties, effectively stealing your home by taking the legal title, pretending to be you and selling or mortgaging it.

Land Registry Disputes

If the Land Registry makes a mistake which adversely affects the title of a registered owner, the owner can apply to rectify the mistake.

Rent Review

We have expertise in reviewing the rent payable under the terms of a residential or commercial lease, which may change over time.

Business Lease Renewal

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 lays out the criteria for the statutory right to a commercial lease renewal, on which we can advise.

Regulating Estate Agents

Estate agents are regulated under the Estate Agents Act 1979, which also sets out the duties owed to buyer and seller clients.

Terminal Dilapidations

Commercial or terminal dilapidations refer to items of disrepair covered by repairing covenants contained in the lease.