Property disputes invariably involve your home which will normally be your single largest asset. You will want to enjoy the same and protect its value. If a dispute occurs with a neighbour or third party which impacts on your property you need the correct advice to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
We have many years’ experience of dealing with property disputes in a practical and sensible manner. Such disputes can become extremely expensive, very lengthy and time consuming. Parties can often become entrenched in a view and the opportunity of reaching a satisfactory outcome can be lost if the dispute is not managed properly from the outset.
We have acted for clients across England and Wales in a range of property disputes including:
- Rights of way – disputes where you may claim a right over a piece of land or where a neighbour is seeking to use your land for their benefit. We can advise on the relevant law, represent you in proceedings and ensure court orders made in your favour are enforced.
- Boundary disputes – party walls, fences and hedges are a common reason why neighbours can become embroiled in a dispute. Determining the position of a boundary can be complex and a line on a deed plan can in fact be up to a metre wide. Expert advice is usually required to determine where the legal boundary actually lies and we have access to such expertise. We’ll always seek to resolve the matter by mediation where possible. If that doesn’t succeed, we’ll represent your interests before the court.
- Nuisance claims – disputes about excessive noise, unpleasant smells and other nuisance problems. Homeowners often also require advice about trees and the damage they can do to properties. We can advise you on subsidence, the law and the expert evidence you’ll need to prove your case.
- Misrepresentation – where vendors have not fulfilled their obligations to disclose material facts when selling a property. It’s important that when asked questions, the seller of a property answers them truthfully and honestly. If they don’t and a loss is caused, you may have grounds for a claim.
- Party Wall Act – a neighbouring land owner may seek to develop adjoining land which could impact on your enjoyment of your property or effect its structure. We can advise on such claims and also appoint the appropriate surveyors to review your position.
Need help or advice? Call us on 0333 577 5677 or contact us online.
What our clients say
Thank you for helping to resolve our claim. When we were told by our insurance company that we did not have the cover for the collapse of a substantial garden wall we were extremely worried given the cost of repair was nearly £20,000. You expertly managed to deal with all parties concerned and ensured that the wall was rebuilt at no cost to us. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others. Thank you again.
Mr & Mrs P, Devon