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.
How our solicitors can help you:
- If your dispute has arisen because of a relationship breakdown, our expert family solicitors will be able to offer you advice on other issues you may be facing
- We can also advise you on the best course of action for your situation
- Where possible we will seek to resolve the situation through negotiation and mediation rather than through costly court proceedings
- If you need to transfer the equity in your property we have expert solicitors who will be able to help you with this