Property Litigation covers any dispute where the subject of the dispute is, or relates to, property. It is a wide ranging, specialist area and under that umbrella we cover a broad range of contentious work, encompassing all aspects of real property as well as commercial and rural/agricultural property dispute resolution.
Whatever the nature of your property dispute, our specialist property team is here to make the process as stress-free as possible for you.
Jessica Piper Thompson is the Head of Property Litigation for the South West. She is an experienced solicitor specialising in property disputes. Jessica mostly acts for:
Some examples of the type of work Jessica can assist you with are:
Our specialist property team works closely with our professional negligence team and regularly assist with claims arising out of surveyors’ and solicitors’ negligence in relation to the property. They also work with our insolvency team to assist with disputes arising out of personal and corporate insolvency proceedings.
Should you or anyone you know have any queries about the work we do or have any issues with property you own or rent, please feel free to call or email and we will be pleased to help resolve your issue.
The team may be contacted on 0203 551 8500 or you can use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback
Darryn is an experienced solicitor specialising in property disputes. His experience covers all areas of property litigation and he has also successfully represented a number of landlords at the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and County Court.
Some examples of the Residential Property Litigation issues Darryn can assist you with are:
A trust of land is a trust of property which consists of, or includes land.
The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (ToLATA) gives the Courts certain powers to resolve disputes about the ownership of land. There are two main types of applications that you can make under the ToLATA, in order to resolve the following disputes: 1) to decide who is entitled to occupy, 2) to decide the nature and the extent of the ownership.
If you are planning to make an application, you should consider resolving the dispute with ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ (ADR) before court proceedings. The two most frequently used methods are mediation and negotiation. Even though ADR is not compulsory, it is heavily encouraged. If court proceedings are issued, the Judge will most likely be interest to see if ADR was tried first.
If court proceedings are issued, before they start the claimant is required to summarise the dispute and what they propose the court to do in a letter, called a ‘Pre-Action’ letter. The letter should also identify any documents in which the claimant intends to rely on in support of the proposed claim. The letter should then ben sent to all co-owners, whether they are legal of beneficial owners of the land in dispute.
At MW, our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those who are in dispute over ownership of land or property.
Our expert property disputes Solicitors know that when you are involved in a dispute it can be a stressful and expensive process. We are here to provide pragmatic and cost effective solutions to end your dispute quickly. Call us today on 020 3551 8500 or use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback
Dilapidation is the compensation paid by the Tenant(s) to the Landlord at the end of lease if they do not return the property in the condition set out in their lease.
The Landlord cannot expect a property to be returned to them in a ‘new’ condition, therefore, the only conditions the Tenant(s) must meet are the ones specified in the lease. Disputes between Landlords and Tenants often arise as a result.
At MW Solicitors, our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including Landlords and Tenants. We undertand that when you are involved in a dispute it can be a stressful and potentially expensive process.
Our expert property disputes Solicitors are here to provide pragmatic and cost effective solutions to end your dispute quickly. If you need high quality specialist Property Disputes advice delivered in a timely and cost efficient manner, call us today on 0203 551 8500 or use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback.
Squatting is occupying someone else’s property without their permission.
Squatting in a residential property is a criminal offence when the following applies:
The offence does not apply to legitimate tenants who fall behind on payments, or refuse to leave at the end of their tenancy agreement, even if they leave and then re-enter the property.
The first step to evicting a squatter is to apply for a Court Order. If the trespasser disputes the owner’s entitlement to recover possession of the property, a hearing will take place in front of a Judge.
At MW, our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including property owners who need help evicting squatters from their properties. Our expert property disputes Solicitors know that when you are involved in a dispute it can be a stressful and expensive process. We are here to provide pragmatic and cost effective solutions to end your dispute quickly.