Healys Solicitors’ Property Dispute Team acts on behalf of individuals and companies irrespective of whether they own and occupy the property, occupy it as tenant or own and let it out to tenants. This expertise affords the team an invaluable insight into each element of a property dispute.
If you are involved in a dispute over property, our Property Litigation Team has the expertise to assist. We provide clear, creative and pragmatic advice which is geared to the protection of our client’s interest and the swift resolution of disputes.
Our team at Healys Solicitors are experienced litigators and negotiators and we aim not to end up in a lengthy and costly court case. We always aim to seek an alternative solution to your case and we regularly conduct mediations, arbitrations and other dispute resolutions alternatives. But when the only course of action is litigation then our specialised team will be able to get the right result your case deserves.
Our Property Dispute Solicitors expertise cover a wide range of property disputes relating to, possession actions/rent recovery in relation to assured, assured shorthold and protected Rent Act tenancies (including service of notices under section 8 and section 21 of the Housing Act 1988); rent and service charge recovery; forfeiture actions and relief applications under long leases; deposits disputes; rent review advice; advice on disrepair claims; breaches of covenant; boundary disputes; recovery of land or premises from unlawful occupiers/squatters; negotiation of tenancy surrender; disputes with neighbouring occupiers over boundaries/rights of way; planning disputes; and leasehold enfranchisement for landlords and long leaseholders, for example dealing with residential leaseholders applications to extend a lease, buy the freehold or exercise the right to manage.
19th November 2018
No matter how many security measures are taken, plots of vacant land are at risk of being invaded by trespassers. However, with the right legal advice, landowners can take pre-emptive action to minimise such hazards and protect their investments. Continue reading »
9th November 2018
Property title deeds often contain restrictions on future use of the land and one of the most common is a requirement that only one house can be built on a single plot. It may be thought that such a restriction must be adhered to forever, but if the circumstances are appropriate, restrictions can be lifted if they impede reasonable developments from reaching fruition. Continue reading »
7th November 2018
Rent review clauses are normally straightforward, but when they are not there may be trouble brewing. Recently, a case involving an office block in Bromley found its way to the Court of Appeal. In dispute was the amount of rent payable on the rent review date. Continue reading »
25th November 2016
As part of its strategy to help JAMS (just about managing) people, the Chancellor has announced plans today in the Government’s Autumn Statement that landlords in England and Wales will be banned from charging letting agents’ fees to residential tenants. No date has been set for the onset of the legislation, but the government hopes this will be “as soon as possible”. There is already a ban in place in Scotland. Continue reading »
14th September 2015
The Section 21 Notice has, historically, enabled landlords to recover possession of property where the fixed term of the tenancy has come to an end and without having to justify recovery on a specified ground. Legislative changes in recent years have restricted the landlord’s ability to recover possession where a landlord has failed to protect a tenant deposit in an approved scheme and where prescribed information about the tenant deposit has not been served. Legislative changes coming in to force from 1 October 2015 further restrict the landlord’s ability to recover possession for failure to comply with prescribed requirements and in retaliation to a tenant complaint. Continue reading »
23rd November 2018
A radical proposal for cycling awareness has been unveiled by the government. The plans include a series of measures to improve safety for vulnerable road users, and to encourage and support cycling. The aim is to reduce the significant number of serious and fatal accidents suffered by cyclists. Continue reading »
5th November 2018
Healys is proud to announce that, for the third year running, the legal directory Chambers & Partners has ranked Head of Professional Negligence, Robert Johnson, as a “Leader in the Field”. Newly appointed Corporate partner, Karen Lord, has also been recommended. Continue reading »
2nd November 2018
The only London-based professional negligence firm to act exclusively for claimants, Healys’ Professional Negligence team has once again improved upon its ranking and celebrates a 7th consecutive year recognised in the Legal 500 directory. Continue reading »
After another great year, Healys LLP, a leading law firm, with offices in London and Brighton held an informal Autumn drinks reception to thank many of their long standing clients and supporters. Continue reading »
30th October 2018
Healys LLP has again achieved an increase in its top tier ranking in the Legal 500. This year a team of 13 lawyers have been accredited as specialists within their sectors. The Legal 500 directory provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on legal services providers, in over 100 countries. Continue reading »