Residential Property Disputes

We give clear, sensible residential property law advice to landlords, tenants, management companies and managing agents

When it comes to our homes, property disputes can get very complicated, both legally and emotionally. This is true for adjoining neighbours and particularly for blocks of flats where there are multiple residents, managing companies and their directors who must all work together to resolve any issues that arise.

In these situations, good legal advice from an experienced residential property litigation expert can make all the difference.

Longmores’ Property Litigation team offers across-the-board expertise in all aspects of residential property law. Drawing on our many years of experience in all the ins and outs of this complex area, we offer a depth and breadth of expertise few other firms can match.

Property law is our passion. We take pride in using our expertise to make life easier for our clients, helping to unpick even the thorniest issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

We know most people do not want the hassle or expense of court proceedings and, in most cases, this can be avoided with the right early intervention from our team. We can provide clear advice on your rights and legal options, working creatively to find an amicable solution wherever possible or taking robust action through the courts where required.

Market leading expertise in residential property law

Our residential property law expertise includes:

  • Disputes concerning management companies
  • Property Rights Disputes
  • Possession Claims
  • Co-ownership Disputes

Based in Hertford, we work with clients all over the country, including London and the South East. Typical clients include residential landlords and tenants, management companies and their directors, as well as managing agents.

We also act across a wide range of property litigation matters for commercial clients.

Independently recognised property litigation expertise

We are ranked by leading client guide the Legal 500 for our Commercial Property and Commercial Litigation expertise.

Head of Property Litigation John Wagstaffe has been recommended by the Legal 500 for his property litigation expertise and is a member of the Property Litigation Association and the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.

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Our residential property disputes services

Disputes concerning management companies

The management company of a group of flats has a number of important duties and responsibilities. How these are met can have a huge impact on residents, so it is understandable that people have high expectations.

While management companies and their directors normally act in good faith, issues can sometimes arise that mean expert legal intervention is required to get things back on track.

Longmores’ residential property litigation experts can provide early advice to tenants, landlords, managing companies and their directors to avoid an issue turning into a full-blown dispute. We can also work closely to find a swift, sensible solution where matters have escalated.

Our management company disputes expertise includes:

  • Breach of lease covenants
  • Service charge disputes
  • Lease interpretation
  • Right to manage and freehold enfranchisement

Find out more about how we can help with disputes concerning management companies.

Property Rights Disputes

People tend to feel very strongly about their property rights, with good reason. Failure to protect those rights can have a serious impact on the people living in a property and on the property’s value. Where someone believes their property rights have been infringed, conflict might seem inevitable, but this can often be avoided with the right legal advice.

Longmores’ residential property disputes solicitors can provide expert advice on your property rights, interpreting all relevant documentation to make sure your position is crystal clear. We can then assist with finding a solution, amicably where possible, but through the courts if needed.

Our property rights expertise includes:

  • Nuisance and trespass disputes
  • Easements disputes (rights of way etc.)
  • Boundaries
  • Restrictive covenant disputes

Find out more about how we can help with property rights disputes.

Possession Claims

There can be many reasons why a landlord wishes to regain vacant possession of a property and this is often not welcome news for the tenants. It is in both parties’ interests to avoid a fight and the right legal advice gives the best chance of a positive resolution.

Our residential property litigation experts work with both landlords and tenants in possession matters, helping to issue possession claims and defend against unlawful possession claims as the situation requires.

Our possession claims expertise includes:

  • Notices seeking possession
  • Possession claims
  • Forfeiture

Find out more about how we can help with possession claims.

Co-ownership Disputes

It is common for more than one party to have an interest in a property and not uncommon for this to lead to problems. Typical scenarios include where a property is jointly owned or where someone has contributed financially to a property that is not in their name.

Our Property Litigation team regularly advise on the full range of co-ownership disputes, so can provide timely advice on parties’ rights and the different ways forward.

Our co-ownership disputes expertise includes:

  • Joint ownership disputes
  • Disputes over interests in property
  • Order for sale claims

Find out more about how we can help with co-ownership disputes.

Our residential property disputes advice fees

The cost of resolving a residential property dispute should always stay proportionate to the outcome you are hoping to achieve. This is something of which the team at Longmores are keenly aware. By keeping our overheads low and maintaining a keen focus on efficiency, we are able to offer our high-level property law expertise at a competitive rate.

Where appropriate, we are able to handle some matters on a fixed fee or capped fee basis, making it easier for you to budget with confidence.

For more complex matters where ongoing support is required, we will work to an agreed hourly rate dependent on the level of expertise needed. We will provide a clear cost estimate at the outset and any additional expenditure will be agreed in advance, so you always stay in control.

To find out more about our residential property dispute resolution fees and to request a cost estimate, please get in touch.

Speak to our residential property litigation solicitors

To discuss your property law requirements with our approachable and pragmatic property law experts, please get in touch.

01992 300333                     Ask a question 


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