Property Disputes

Hi, I’m Adam Cresswell and I am a specialist in Civil Litigation matters. Dealing with a dispute, whether it is small or large, can be a particularly stressful experience, especially if you are unsure about the costs and procedures involved.

Our Litigation Team regularly handle a wide range of disputes and we can provide practical and specialist advice with the aim of resolving your dispute quickly and cost-effectively. Please call me to have a no obligation chat about your civil dispute on 01536 276300 or use our online enquiry form.

Property disputes can arise in all manner of ways, from leasehold issues involving landlords and tenants to individual boundary disagreements. At Seatons, we are experienced in dealing with a variety of these disputes and can offer clear, easy-to-understand advice to landlords, tenants and homeowners at low sensible fees.

Boundary Disagreements

Boundaries act as a distinction between one person’s property and another.  Problems arise however, when a physical boundary (such as a hedge or a fence) extends on to, or beyond, a legal boundary. A legal boundary is what is described in your title deeds or tenancy agreement and a dispute will often occur when these two fail to match precisely. It is therefore important to be clear on where your legal property boundaries exist as a homeowner or tenant.

If you are a homeowner, you should check your title deeds first for information on your property boundaries. If, for any reason, you are still unsure about where you boundaries are, our team of experienced solicitors can help clearly establish these for you.

If you are a tenant, your written tenancy agreement should automatically state where the boundaries of the property are and give additional details of any other building you have the right to use. If your tenancy agreement is unclear, and fails to include this information, ask your landlord or, alternatively, contact us on 01536 276300 for specialist, bespoke advice on this area.

Landlord & Tenancy Disputes

Despite clear lines of communication and following the correct procedures of a lease, landlord and tenancy disputes are still exceptionally common.

As a landlord, it is standard for the lease to bestow an obligation to maintain all common parts of the building and for the tenant to be liable for any repairs necessary. When these obligations are not adhered to, it important to seek out legal advice quickly and effectively for clarification of your rights.

At Seatons, we are highly experienced in dealing with landlord and tenancy disputes and provide clear, expert legal assistance on all matters surrounding this area.

Adverse Possession Claims

Adverse Possession is the legal rule whereby someone, who is not the legal owner, trespasses and occupies a property for a specified period of time and can then apply to become the registered owner. For example, a squatter occupying a property a period of time exceeding 10 years can become entitled to adverse possession if it can be proved they were in occupation for that time and reasonably believed the property belonged to them.

The legal owner will be given notice to oppose the squatter’s application before the title is exchanged, but it is still important to seek legal advice on this very complex and unclear area of law.

At Seatons, we provide clear, easy-to-understand advice on all matters of adverse possession at low, sensible. Call us on 01536 276300 and receive a quote.

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Adam Cresswell

Help & Advice resolving Property Disputes

Hello, I am Adam Cresswell and I am the Head of Seatons Solicitors Civil Litigation Department.

We are specialists in Civil Litigation matters. Dealing with a dispute, whether it is small or large, can be a particularly stressful experience, especially if you are unsure about the costs and procedures involved. Our Litigation Team regularly handle a wide range of disputes and we can provide practical and specialist advice with the aim of resolving your dispute quickly and cost-effectively.

Contact us for a free no obligation initial chat. 

If you have a Civil Litigation matter and are thinking about pursuing it then please call us.

All you need do is simply pick up the phone and give us a call on 01536 276300 or use our online enquiry form and we can take things from there.

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