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Co-Ownership Disputes

This has become an increasingly prominent issue, particularly with the increase in the number of unmarried co-habiting couples.

It is important to seek advice concerning co-ownership when acquiring a property. However, if you are already in a situation where a dispute has arisen concerning ownership of property, we can help you resolve it.

There are many ways in which a dispute concerning the ownership of property can arise. Some examples include where the financial contributions of each party towards the property differ, where a declaration of trust is disputed, or where you have relied on another’s assurance that you would obtain an interest in property and they now deny that interest.

This is an extremely complicated area of property dispute law giving rise to issues of conveyancing, trust, and estoppel. It can also be an extremely sensitive area concerning disputes between parents and children, couples, and between various other family members.

We not only understand the sometimes sensitive nature of such disputes, we can also provide expert advice in relation to them.

A recent example of our work includes an on-going application pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 in the Central London County Court.

Please click here for more information about co-habitation.

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