Our property litigation lawyers can help with:
If you are not the legal owner of land but have been in possession of it for a required period of time, you could acquire the land by way of adverse possession. Alternatively, you may have been put on notice that someone is attempting to acquire your land by way of an adverse possession claim. We can assist in either of these circumstances, whether or not the land is unregistered or registered.
Building disputes can arise as a result of the quality of work in relation to house extensions, conservatories, refurbishments and new builds. These might also be intertwined with a claim in professional negligence.
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.
What happens if on the day you expect to move into your new property or from your existing property, the buying or selling party defaults? There are various remedies and penalties available in these circumstances and we have specialist knowledge in this complex area of law
Disputes with neighbours
Neighbour disputes can be one of the most common forms of residential property dispute and one of the most stressful for the individuals involved. Since neighbours generally have to continue living alongside one another, and such disputes have to be disclosed on a subsequent sale, they need to be handled sensitively. These types of disputes can include boundary disputes, party wall act disputes and nuisance claims.
Easements & covenants
Rights of way, rights to park, rights of light and a whole host of other rights together with covenants not to do something, such as erect a property or extend a property, are increasingly common issues, particularly in the densely populated South East of England.
We provide legal advice on the liabilities associated with Japanese Knotweed, an invasive weed that can cause significant liabilities for developers and landowners, in particular where it crosses property boundaries.
We can guide you through the complex aspects of property law and help you to find a positive solution.
When necessary we engage similarly specialist barristers and other professionals. We can also draw on the specialist knowledge of our solicitors in the commercial property and residential property teams.
Court of appeal cases:
- Larkstore -v- Technotrade
- Rodway -v- Landy
- Montrose Court Holdings Ltd -v- Shamash