Our property litigation team has a wealth of experience in successfully advising in this wide-ranging area of law.
Meaby&Co was originally set up as a property company more than 150 years ago and throughout this time we have inevitably built up a vast knowledge of how best to deal with property litigation.
Our expertise is reflected by the fact we are regularly asked to comment on this area of law in the national media.
Property Litigation law is involved in all disputes relating to buying, selling, leasing and ownership of property.
We advise or act for a wide range of individuals, corporates, investors, management companies, property developers, residential landlords, commercial landlords, developers and property investment funds. Disputes can include matters involving ownership of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural property.
Our residential team has significant experience in Central London and the surrounding boroughs dealing with and advising landlords, tenants, managing agents and landlords of mixed-use estates in all aspect of residential matters. We also regularly advise international clients and individual investors who require particular local knowledge and up to date know-how in the UK property market.
In our commercial practice, our team has considerable experience and expertise from working with developers, property investor funds and managers, retail tenants, private estates, charities and high net worth individuals.
Having experience of acting for both sides, our team are alive to concerns and the priorities that can differ between residential and commercial sectors of the property market and therefore how our clients’ needs may differ. Our clients can be assured that whatever the issue, their long term objectives are our focus from the start.
We believe that most disputes can be resolved through mediation (or other methods of dispute resolution). We understand the strains and disruption litigation can place on our clients and their businesses, we therefore aim to resolve matters and mitigate risk – and only when this route has been exhausted do we advise that they should consider litigation. However, for matters where litigation is unavoidable, our team is well equipped to provide hands-on support to guide you through court proceedings. Our clients’ cases are met with expertise, vigour, commercial and practical thinking.
Examples of the kinds of disputes our team deals with are:
- Landlord and Tenant disputes
- Possession Claims – residential and commercial property
- Rent recovery
- Claims for disrepair and other disputes over breaches of covenant
- Service charge recovery, disputes, challenges and consultations
- Eviction proceedings
- Co-ownership disputes
- Contractual disputes
- Acquiring freehold
- Neighbour disputes – boundary and party wall disputes
- Managing agent disputes
- Appointment of residential property managers
- Conveyancing disputes
- Disputed leasehold enfranchisement and lease extension claims
- Enforcement of mortgages
- Professional negligence – including negligence claims against solicitors, builders and surveyors
- Repossession of property
- Squatter eviction
- Wrongful eviction of tenants