A property dispute can take many forms and while some may end peacefully, others may require serious intervention and the services of property litigation solicitors like VLCW London.

When you are involved in one it can take over your life and become very disruptive and stressful. We do understand that it can be difficult to see how your dispute will ever come to an end, but we will make sure that you get the best outcome possible if you instruct us to help you with your property dispute.

The kinds of property disputes that can take place are:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Rights of way
  • Construction and building works
  • Noise complaints and other nuisance claims
  • Issues you were not aware of prior to purchase because of non-disclosure by the vendor
  • Negligent advice from a surveyor or solicitor over the purchase of your property or land
  • Issues with a commercial property such as squatters, eviction of tenants or non-payment of rent
  • Contested lease renewals, dilapidation claims, rent reviews, forfeiture claims

All of these scenarios can cause a great deal of stress and worry for you mostly because your home should be the place where you can feel safe and worry free, but this may not be the case if there is an ongoing dispute. Your house may feel more like a prison, where you are trapped with no way out. You cannot even sell your house without disclosing the dispute you are involved in, which will indeed put most if not all buyers off. Don’t despair though, as there are ways to resolve the issues you are having so you can either move on or move house.

What Are My Options?

The chances are that if you are seeking advice from a solicitor, that things have got to breaking point. You will almost certainly have exhausted the normal avenues of resolving a problem such as talking about it and trying to find some sort of compromise. There may be other factors involved, especially there is a professional negligence claim or with non-disclosure about existing issues from the vendor of your property.

However, you do still have options open to you to resolve your property dispute once and for all, but there may be consequences. Taking your neighbour to court over a disagreement is likely to result in one of you losing, which means you need to understand how this will affect your future relationship.

The first option to consider is mediation. This is a process where a fully trained and impartial individual will listen to both parties and decide on a way forward. The process of mediation is faster and cheaper than going to court, but the decision of the mediator is not legal binding. This may not be an issue, however it could mean that you even though you get a ruling in your favour, the dispute is still not over as the other party will not abide by it.

In these circumstances you are left with very little option other than to litigate. Whilst this may be less cost effective and time consuming than mediation, the court’s decision is final and will have powers to act if one of the parties is not following the court order.

How Can I Find Out More?

Our experienced team of dispute solicitors can explain in detail all of the options open to you and help you to decide the way forward. What works in one dispute may not in another so it is important to have all the facts before making that decision.

We promise to give you the information you need in plain speaking language so you completely understand your legal position.

Once you do decide to move forwards with your claim, we will do all we can to support you through the process by keeping you informed at every stage.

We know how stressful a property dispute can be, so trust us to see you through it and to get you the best possible outcome.

VLCW Property Litigation Solicitors – Contact Us Today

For more information about how we can help as property litigation solicitors with your property dispute, call our experienced team on 020 7490 5861 or email us on info@vlcw.com and we’ll be happy to help you.