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Residential Property Disputes

Disputes concerning residential property can arise in a wide variety of contexts including:

  • Non-payment of rent
  • Possession claims
  • Service charge disputes
  • Management company or managing agent issues
  • Breach of lease terms
  • Nuisance claims (e.g. noise or flooding)
  • Leasehold enfranchisement (such as lease extensions or right to manage)
  • Co-ownership disputes
  • Boundary, right of way and covenant disputes

Our specialist team of property litigators typically acts for:

  • Individual property owners
  • Residential landlords
  • Block management companies and managing agents

We pride ourselves on our specialist, technical knowledge of property and landlord and tenant law which enables us to provide our clients with top quality advice and guidance on all aspects of property disputes.  Our team has extensive experience of advising owners, landlords, tenants and property managers and truly understands what is important to them.

Our approach is robust, no-nonsense and pragmatic.  Where practicable, we seek to resolve disputes by way of negotiation or an alternative dispute resolution procedure, such as mediation, rather than moving straight to litigation in the courts, which helps to keep costs under control.  We have a reputation, nonetheless, for being tenacious in advancing our clients’ interests and have a proven track record of success.


Examples of our work:

Acting for a resident owned management company in upholding its no pet policy, in the widely reported case of Victory Place Management Company Ltd v Kuehn [2018] EWHC 132 (Ch).  The case had important ramifications for the decision-making process of parties to leases and is now frequently quoted in legal texts on the subject.

Evicting an unauthorised occupier from a farm, where the occupier claimed he had been given the right to live for the rest of his life by the late farm owner.  We persuaded the High Court that letters from the late farm owner did not in fact give him the interest that he claimed and obtained possession of the property against him so that our clients could sell it for its full value.  Subsequently, bailiffs seized his goods he was made bankrupt.


Related Services:

Bankruptcy  Co-habitation Disputes  Contested Probate Contract Disputes  

Debt Recovery Defamation  Fatal Accident Claims 

Harassment  Neighbour Disputes

John Wiblin

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution

Lauren MacKenzie

Senior solicitor specialising in Dispute Resolution and Mediation

John's knowledge is superb. He also takes the time to explain the legal jargon so it is easy to understand what is happening and the consequences of action
  • Senior Buying Manager, food retailer
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John was engaged by my company on a contract law problem, which went to High Court and we won the day. I found John to be tremendously supportive throughout the process, gave very clear precise advice and organised extremely professional Counsel representation.
  • Managing Director, engineering equipment manufacturer
  • About: John Wiblin