Property dispute resolution
Property is always a valuable commodity, which perhaps goes some way to explaining why property disputes can become so serious if not handled correctly. Our property law experts are here to help you resolve every kind of property dispute, whether you’re an owner-occupier, a landlord or a tenant. In many cases we can do so through dispute resolution techniques such as mediation and arbitration. However, if legal action is required in order to protect your rights, our property solicitors have all the litigation experience you need.
All you need to know about property disputes
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How can you help me with a property dispute?
The law sets out your rights and responsibilities very clearly with most things, and particularly when it comes to property. Whatever kind of property dispute you’re faced with, we’ve the specialist experience you need to help you achieve a desirable outcome.
If you’re currently in dispute with a neighbour, a tenant, a landlord or anyone else regarding a property, speak to one of our property law experts today.
Can you help with boundary disputes?
In most cases, these should be susceptible to speedy resolution. Generally, boundaries are clearly marked on the title deeds of every property, with most plans showing clear measurements as well as a ‘T’ symbol to indicate who owns shared boundaries.
Sometimes boundaries become blurred over time. Perhaps an ancient fence falls down and vegetation takes hold, sometimes it’s because neighbours simply take liberties and try to seize land through ‘adverse possession’.
However the dispute arises, it’s always preferable to seek an amicable resolution if possible. Boundary disputes can become extremely expensive if they end up in court and so a pragmatic and well thought out approach to resolve your dispute is required.
What other property disputes can you help with?
There are many types of property dispute, but these are among the most common:
• : These occur when landlords and tenants disagree, and can involve a wide range of issues including the landlord’s obligations to carry out repairs, payment of rent, sub-letting, service charges, rent reviews and break clauses.
• Service charge disputes: These tend to arise when a landlord is having difficulty obtaining payment for agreed service charges, or a tenant believes they’re being unfairly charged for services rendered by a landlord or managing agent. Where owner-occupiers are in dispute with a managing agent over service charges, it’s sometimes possible to resolve the issue by exercising your right to manage or acquiring the freehold together with other leaseholders.
• : These arise for any number of reasons and can make life unpleasant for both sides if not resolved swiftly. They commonly revolve around issues such as high trees and hedges blocking light, excessive noise, parking rights and noisy animals such as dogs. In many cases, mediation is a better route to dispute resolution than legal action when you’ve a dispute with a neighbour.
However, these are just a very few examples of the many types of property dispute we can help with.
It’s also important to note that regardless of the type of property dispute you are involved in, we’ve the experience and approach to seek cost-effective, common sense resolutions wherever possible and the litigation experience to defend your rights whenever necessary.
If you’re currently engaged in a property dispute or simply need advice about your rights, speak to one of our property law experts today.
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