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Property Dispute Solicitors
When you have a dispute over a property, you need a solicitor who will work with you to resolve your issue in the most cost-effective and expeditious way. Our team of property dispute lawyers deal with these type of issues on a daily basis. We know the law and are able to utilise it in your favour to provide quick and cost-effective outcomes.
We can help you resolve property disputes before they become costly and complex. If the dispute cannot be settled without the assistance of Court proceedings, we can undertake Court proceedings on your behalf to ensure you stand the best chance of success as quickly as possible without prolonging matters.
If you would like to speak with one of our property dispute teams you can contact us online or call us on 0808 231 6369.
Our solicitors can help you
Our specialist property dispute solicitors based in London are supported by four decades of experience, have an intimate understanding of property law and can help you seek redress on a range of property disputes including, but not limited to:
We can help with:
What is the process of dealing with a property dispute case?
Once you contact us, we will take your initial instructions regarding your case and allocate you to the most appropriate solicitor to deal with your matter. Your solicitor may then need to take some additional information in order to provide you with a quote for the service.
Solicitor Fighting Your Corner
Your Solicitor will negotiate with the relevant parties in order to settle the dispute as quickly and expeditiously as possible. If negotiations fail and Court proceedings prove necessary then our team will provide you with representation and support required up to the conclusion of your matter.
Finding The Best Solution
Our team will work very hard to find the best solution for your case. They will also be able to advise you on enforcement should any agreement or order reached be defaulted by the other party following on from the conclusion of the matter.
Client wins the right of use of land after application made
Our client purchased a property from the local authority under the right to buy. She assumed that this included the land right in front of the property which was used for parking. She rented the property out and also rented out the parking space. Subsequently, a neighbour raised issues that she had no right to use the land for parking as she did not own it.
We successfully made an application for adverse possession of the land.
Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors to represent you in a property dispute?
Our solicitors are committed to providing a first class service to all clients. We will work alongside you, to understand your case and to plan the best strategy possible to achieve a positive outcome.
Our team of experts will provide you with a quote of the work and will keep you up-to-date from the beginning. Throughout the process we strive to keep your legal costs to a minimum, transparency is key to this process.
We are highly regarded specialists and independently recognised as leaders in the field by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. We get a large number of past clients recommending our service to friends and family which we believe is a testament to the successful outcomes our solicitors have fought for.
We have been committed to helping our clients for over 4 decades, we aim to achieve the best result and support through the process. We will fight tirelessly to get justice for you.
Frequently asked questions
We provide a range of options, so you can pick the best one:
- Hourly Rates: The firm offers competitive hourly rates ranging from a senior solicitor rate of £300 per hour to a junior fee earner’s rate of £125.
- Initial advice (fixed fee): This is an interview with one of our solicitors and a follow-up letter of advice. The fee will vary depending on the complexity of the legal matter. You can be advised by one of our team when you make initial contact with the firm.
- Fixed Fee Possession (Accelerated Proceedings): We offer a fixed fee to bring accelerated possession proceedings on behalf of landlords. This is £750 plus VAT and also the court fee of £355. This is a claim for possession without a hearing. We complete and service the Notice and the Claim Possession on behalf of the Landlord. If the case is not able to be dealt with as an accelerated possession then it will not be covered by the fee.
A developer has purchased the neighbouring land and is proposing to develop the land to include a high rise tower. I am afraid that it will block the light into my property. Is there anything I can do to stop this?
In the first instance you need to establish whether you have a ‘right to light’ which only applies to certain parts of your property. This can be affected by any changes/adaptations/renovations carried out to the property over the course of time.
You then need to assess how much the proposed development will affect the right of light into your property. This is a very complicated task usually undertaken by an expert surveyor.
If proceedings are necessary, the court has a number of options, which include the power to stop the development or to allow the development to proceed but provide damages in compensation.
I brought a property with a friend many years ago but they have moved out and not paid the mortgage. Can I just sell the property now?
If they are on the legal title you will need their consent or a court order (to confirm that they no longer have any beneficial) interest in the property. You should check to see if you have any evidence of any agreement that when they moved out they were giving up their share.
You should get them to come off the legal title in good time before you seek to sell in case this compromises on any deadlines.
I am a leaseholder of a flat and the tenants in the flat above me are always making a lot of noise. This has not been helped by the fact that the owner of the flat upstairs have put floorboards down.
First of all you need to check if the lease requires the owner of the flat above to have sound insulation or specific flooring (such as carpets). You should keep a diary of the noise nuisance.
You can complain to the freeholder as well as the owner, that there is a breach of your right to ‘quiet enjoyment’. You can also complain to Environmental Health if it is serious enough to become a ‘statutory nuisance’. If it is really bad then you can consider obtaining an injunction to stop the noise.