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Residential Property Disputes Solicitors
Whether you’re a homeowner, landlord or tenant, your property is paramount to your general wellbeing and potentially your livelihood. However, when disputes arise which threaten this, it’s easy for tensions to rise and conflicts to escalate quickly.
At JCP Solicitors, we know how much property matters to people. Since opening our doors, we’ve helped a vast range of clients through the process of dispute resolution, tackling even the most complex property related conflicts to reestablish peace and protect their interests. From disagreements on rental payments and repairs to boundary disputes, our team of residential property dispute solicitors are equipped with the experience necessary to guide you through to resolution with ease.
Why choose JCP’s residential property disputes solicitors?
Since opening our doors over 25 years ago, our reputation for providing a first class client service has grown - not only regionally, but also nationally. That’s because our residential property disputes solicitors always go above and beyond for clients, working round the clock to achieve a satisfying outcome that meets your requirements. We understand how frustrating it can be to find yourself locked in a dispute with your landlord, your neighbour, your tenant or potentially even trespassers, which is why we will always aim to resolve your dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our priority is to protect your interests, and we will always aim to do so through methods of alternative dispute resolution to save you the costs and time involved with court.
As West Wales’ largest law firm, you can rest assured that our team are all qualified professionals, hand-picked for their specialist knowledge in residential property law. When we aren’t assisting clients through difficult disputes, we’re taking the time to keep up to date with legislation as well as both the local and national property market. That’s because we believe the more we know, the better we can advise our clients: be they landlords, tenants or homeowners. As proud holders of the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation, you can guarantee that our residential property dispute solicitors will treat your case with the utmost care and dedication, keeping in close communication with you from start to finish.
- Sarah Davies
- Director & Head of Property Litigation
- Andrew Murphy
- Director & Head of Insolvency
- David Owen
- Associate Solicitor - Recoveries & Professional Liability
- Anne-Marie Morgan
- Legal Secretary - Property Litigation
- Jonathan Flynn
- Associate Solicitor - Property Litigation
How can we help?
From the moment you instruct one of our expert residential property disputes solicitors, we will take the time to gain an in depth understanding of your unique situation, your objectives and your legal position. That way, we can work together to devise a tailored strategy for resolution that will achieve your desired outcome. From day one, we will provide you with a detailed outline of your options as well as estimated time-scales and costs, so there are no surprises later down the line. While we will always attempt to settle the matter through methods of alternative dispute resolution, we understand that there are certain cases in which a conflict has already escalated too far or cooperation is not possible. If this is the case and your case is facing court, rest assured that our qualified team of experts can provide the strategic advice, legal support and representation you need to secure a reasonable result.
Residential disputes can arise for a number of reasons. That’s why at JCP; our solicitors are here to help you, no matter how complex your case. We provide advice and representation for the following:
Squatters and Trespassers
Whether you are a homeowner or a landlord, having a trespasser or squatter occupying your property without permission is against the law and you are within your rights to enforce legal action. Whether it’s a friend of your tenant who is residing in the property without your consent or a third party who has let themselves in while the property was unoccupied, this can be an incredibly stressful experience for the owner of the property, and action must be taken immediately to ensure they are removed as soon as possible. At JCP, our residential property solicitors can help you take the necessary measures to evict them from your premises and prevent them from entering again.
Right to Light
You can acquire a right to light if your property has benefited from sunlight for a period of 20 years under the Prescription Act 1832, by lost modern grant or by reliance upon the ancient legal principal of the light having existed since time immemorial. So, if you have purchased property only to have your neighbour build or expand their home to an extent that blocks light from getting onto your land, it’s likely to cause frustration and potentially lead to a heated dispute. If you find yourself in this situation, get in touch with our residential property solicitors today and we will provide an in-depth analysis of your legal position and advise you of your options of enforcement.
As a landlord, your priority is to ensure your tenants behave in accordance with the terms, conditions and responsibilities laid out in their lease. If for any reason, your tenant breaches this lease, it is your right as a landlord to take legal action in removing them from your property. This could be due to your tenant failing to make payments, causing considerable damage to the property or even sub-letting it for their financial gain. No matter what the circumstances, a breach of lease will threaten the return on your property investment. That’s why our residential property dispute solicitors are here to help you tackle the issue, removing problematic tenants efficiently to allow you to continue letting your property in peace.
Boundary disputes can arise in a number of different ways and over the smallest of strips of land.
The boundaries of land are general boundaries only and reference must be made to the deeds in the first instance, with consideration then of whether the boundaries have been altered over the years by adverse possession.
Often the plans attached to deeds will show a different position to that on the ground and neighbouring landowners will need to resolve who is the title owner of which parcel.
There are presumptions in relation to boundaries which include the presumption that where properties are divided by a track, whether public or private, or a stream, the boundary is the centre line of the stream or track.
Our expert team act on behalf of a number of property and landowners either making an application for rectification of the paper title or defending such application. We also deal with disputes between landowners under the Party Wall Act.