Our Residential Property team deals with a wide range of disputes, including landlord and tenant problems; tenancy issues; neighbour and boundary disputes; and service charge disputes – as well as non-contentious matters, including drafting tenancy documentation and enfranchisement.
We recognise the difficulties these areas pose, and aim to deliver clear, cost-effective advice to achieve a positive outcome for you. As experienced advocates in the High Court, County Court and Tribunal, with a reputation for excellence in this area of law, we’re happy to help. Just speak to one of our team.
Our Property solicitors in Brighton can help with:
Tenancy Agreements and Disputes
If you are a landlord and would like advice because your tenant has stopped paying the rent or you want to gain possession, we have a wealth of experience in dealing with such matters quickly and cost-effectively. If you are a tenant and would like advice in relation to your landlord’s obligations, our expert team would be happy to assist you. We can deal with possession notices and proceedings, deposit disputes and debt recovery matters for both landlords and tenants.
Possession of Premises and Security of Tenure
Most residential premises are now let on assured shorthold tenancies but there are some forms of tenancy that attract security. As we have been advising on such matters for decades, we have experience in dealing with security of tenure issues and the most cost-effective and straightforward ways of resolving issues, whether for the tenant or the landlord. Possession of premises is sometimes necessary and we can guide you through the procedures for possession in respect of both assured shorthold tenancies and other forms of tenancies, from agricultural to contractual tenancies.
Long Lease Advice Including Repairs and Service Charge Issues
Our experienced team deals with advice on long leases, on the gamut of legislation relating to residential long leases and service charge disputes and on issues relating to repairs. We regularly represent clients in the Tribunal and the County Court regarding such matters and are recommended by surveyors, agents and indeed Tribunal members for our recognised expertise in this area. We are happy to discuss matters with you to see if we can assist and we provide early cost estimates to enable you to make informed decisions.
Building Disputes or Defective Works
We have extensive knowledge in this specialist area, acting for both building contractors and associates as well as for homeowners. Whether you have an issue with work done to your property or whether you have a Party Wall Act dispute or an issue regarding an insurance-backed scheme that you may be struggling to deal with, our team will be happy to assist and welcomes queries in relation to all such matters.
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Awards & Accreditations
Claire Whiteman and Gabrielle Moffatt are members of The Property Litigation Association.