Property Litigation

All of our solicitors have experience dealing with matters which concern the law of real property, whether on a contentious on non-contentious basis. We advise residential, commercial and agricultural property owners, commercial landlords and tenants, investments companies and institutions, property developers and retailers in respect of a broad range of legal issues relating to real property.

Recent and current cases include

  • Defending the owner of a property against a claim for proprietary estoppel and constructive trust.
  • Acting for a number of individuals subject to Crossrail Compulsory Purchase Orders leading to recovery of compensation and legal costs for affected property owners.
  • Acting for the owner of a substantial farm served with a Compulsory Rights Order to mine the land and a Compulsory Purchase Order for part of the land required for a trunk road bypass.
  • Acting for a property owner in a dispute over easements for the supply of water to the property and neighbouring properties and whether it was capable of being a positive easement.
  • Successfuly defeating a claim for an agricultural tenancy.
  • Contesting a claim for first registration on the grounds that an easement was not a genuine easement.
  • Acting for a claimant company against a purchaser who knowingly bought a property at a substantial undervalue or as part of a sham.

Our experience

  • Disputes concerning the legal ownership of, and beneficial interests in, real property
  • Conveyancing disputes regarding the sale and purchase of property
  • Disputes concerning contracts, leases and mortgages (including construction and interpretation)
  • Misrepresentation and property fraud
  • Landlord and tenant
    • Collective enfranchisement
    • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
    • Termination and forfeiture
    • Dilapidation and disrepair claims and disputes
    • Commercial tenancy disputes
    • Agricultural tenancy disputes
  • Creation, existence and enforcement of
    • Restrictive covenants
    • Easements
    • Leases
    • Licences
  • Rights of way and rights of light
  • Trusts and co-ownership of land
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • First registration of title and registration disputes
  • Mortgages and charges
  • Trespass
  • Insolvency
  • Adverse possession
  • Orders for possession and orders for sale
  • Agricultural property law
  • Repossession of property including forfeiture of leases
  • recovery of unpaid rent and service charges
  • Service and validity of statutory and contractual notices