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Residential Property Litigation

Residential Property Litigation Solicitors in Essex & London

"They take a pragmatic approach, concentrating on the desired outcome rather than pursuing litigation for its own sake." - Legal 500 UK 2020

A property is often your most valuable or important asset, whether you are a landlord, tenant, property owner or developer. Residential property disputes can, however, arise and you may need legal support to protect your interests. Our residential property litigation team are recognised as one of the leading property dispute resolution departments in Essex by The Legal 500, an independent and definitive guide to the best law firms in the UK. Our experienced solicitors can assist with the wide variety of issues which arise from owning or renting a residential property.

For landlords of a residential property (whether you are an ‘accidental landlord’ or you have a buy-to-let portfolio), our property litigation solicitors in Essex and London can help to obtain possession of your property, if your tenant breaches the tenancy agreement, or if you require vacant possession, for example, in order to sell or live in your property. Our lawyers also regularly act for landlords in defending disrepair claims and tenancy deposit protection claims.

For leaseholders or freeholders of long leasehold properties, we can assist with extending leases, buying freeholds or advising in relation to establishing a ‘right to manage’ company.

Our property litigation lawyers are also experienced in dealing with all the types of problems that a private homeowner might face, including boundary disputes, rights of way, rights of light and restrictive covenants. We can also deal with the more unusual legal issues that arise within residential property, such as compulsory purchase.

Our property dispute lawyers in Essex and London understand that litigation can be expensive; our team are experienced in solving disputes using mediation, arbitration or expert determination. But, if alternative dispute resolution should fail, then we are robust litigators.

The Property Litigation team at Pinney Talfourd have acted for clients in many disputes over the last three years including: 

  • Acting for a landlord to obtain possession of his property which was let out under a 5-year letting agreement to a letting agency which no longer existed.
  • Acting for landlords of an HMO where breaches of HMO regulations were alleged.
  • Numerous possession actions for buy-to-let landlords based on Section 21.
  • Fraudulent tenancies and unauthorised occupiers of property lets.
  • Squatted properties - obtaining possession from trespassers.
  • Recovering possession of properties in probate where one executor had occupied the premises and refused to leave.
  • Acting for a landlord whose long leasehold tenant had carried out unauthorised alterations including obtaining determination of breach from the First-Tier Property Tribunal.
  • Serving Section 146 notices on long leaseholders for non-payment of rent and service charges. 

Here at Pinney Talfourd, we understand that litigation might not be the best way to resolve a dispute; we hold significant experience of providing alternative ways to resolve disputes such as mediation or arbitration. If court proceedings are required, our committed litigators will be with you every step of the way.

 All residential landlord and tenant dispute work is carried out by a team of qualified solicitors with over 50 years’ combined experience, who are recommended by Legal 500 UK.

Find out more using our online enquiry form on this page or by calling your local office.

Our Residential Property Litigation expertise includes:

What others say about our team:

"Pinney Talfourd LLP's friendly and approachable team of specialists is led by Stephen Eccles, who is recommended for contentious commercial lease renewal work...They take a pragmatic approach, concentrating on the desired outcome rather than pursuing litigation for its own sake." - Legal 500 UK 2020

"Pinney Talfourd LLP is a growing local firm that delivers a large number of skillsets at a reasonable price point" - Legal 500 UK 2019

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Our Residential Property Litigation accreditations include:

Legal 500 UK 2019
Legal 500 UK 2019

Find out more about our Residential Property Litigation services

Pinney Talfourd are leading Residential Property Litigation Solicitors who provide services across Essex & London. Legal 500 UK recommended for dispute resolution.

Please contact any of our property litigation solicitors direct to discuss your legal issues in more detail; we offer consultations in any of our offices in Essex and London, or, if more convenient, we are happy to meet you at your premises.

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