Residential Property Litigation covers a wide area. Oliver-James has repeatedly dealt with statutory property work such as accepting and offering the Right of First Refusal for large freehold properties. He is highly experienced in tenancy law, deposit disputes, possession proceedings, and enforcement. He is also regularly instructed concerning boundary disputes, adverse possession, and debt recovery.
Residential Property Litigation Expertise
Notable Residential Property Litigation cases
Defending a missing freehold vesting order application in the context of a statutory lease extension.
Acting for an executor to extend a residential lease more than two years after the grant of probate.
Defending a claim for enfranchisement on behalf of the intermediate landlord, successfully pressuring the freeholder to pause the transfer.
Monitoring and utilising the new Coronavirus regulations to expedite an eviction where a tenant had not paid rent in over a year.
Dealing with the successful mediation of an injunction application relating to trespass.
Drafting and serving S.5 Notices
Drafting and serving S.5 Notices for a Freehold block with a value of over £125,000; and successfully defending the notices from challenge.
Successfully challenging a last-minute restriction which was impeding a £1.65 million property sale. The restriction was preventing completion and if not resolved within two weeks would had resulted in our client being in breach of contract.
Investigating a complex transfer of registered and unregistered land with registration issues. Identifying the problems and dealing with registration. The issue had not been resolved for several years and had been reviewed by several solicitors.
Successfully postponing an eviction for forfeiture with 5 days’ notice, and eventually negotiating to settle the possession claim and save the client from paying £43,000 in claimed damages.
Obtaining possession and payment of £42,000 from a local authority. This matter was complicated by several layers of sub-agreements concerning a rental property, a lack of documentation, one party going into administration, and the death of a party.