We act on contentious property disputes such as property fraud, rights of light, boundary disputes and land registry disputes.
Commercial or terminal dilapidations refer to items of disrepair covered by repairing covenants contained in the lease.
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 lays out the criteria for the statutory right to a commercial lease renewal, on which we can advise.
Estate agents are regulated under the Estate Agents Act 1979, which also sets out the duties owed to buyer and seller clients.
In the absence of any express restriction, a lease is freely assignable (transferable to another party) or may be sub-let.
We have expertise in reviewing the rent payable under the terms of a residential or commercial lease, which may change over time.
If the Land Registry makes a mistake which adversely affects the title of a registered owner, the owner can apply to rectify the mistake.
These are uncertain and complex matters because the parties are emotionally involved, making settlement of the dispute more difficult.
Fraudsters target properties, effectively stealing your home by taking the legal title, pretending to be you and selling or mortgaging it.
A right of light is an easement to enjoy the natural light that passes over someone else’s land and then enters your building.
A right of way is a form of legal permission to pass through property that is not one’s own, whether on public or private land.
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.
Squatting, also known as ‘adverse possession’, is when unwanted occupants enter a property without permission in order to live there.
An easement is the right of a landowner to use a piece of neighbouring land for a specified purpose to the benefit of their own land.