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Landlord & Tenant

  • Residential landlord and tenant disputes
  • Possession claims
  • Recovery of rent arrears
  • Residential Property Tribunal Applications
  • Service charge dispute​
  • Boundary disputes
  • Party wall disputes 
  • Nuisance claims
  • Property-related insolvency
  • Flood claims
  • Enforcement of security over property including applications for charging orders and orders for sale
  • Co-ownership disputes and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 2002
  • Claims for disrepair
  • Disputed lease extensions
  • Disputes concerning buying the freehold (collective enfranchisement)
  • Actions for trespass and removal of squatters
  • Claims for adverse possession
  • Easements, rights of way and rights to light
  • Excessive ground rent 

 

Our approach

Our robust yet pragmatic approach to all litigation and dispute solving means we offer practical advice along with prompt and effective action to achieve full and final solutions quickly and cost effectively.

Funding

We have various options available to fund property litigation. Read more about Litigation Funding here.
Legal costs are often recoverable from the losing party in litigation or recoverable from leaseholders through service charges or specific provisions in a lease (for instance, there may be a right to claim back all costs incurred by a freeholder in taking action against a leaseholder for breach of covenant or relating to the service of a section 146 Notice).

Tenant Advice Fixed Fee Meeting

We offer a 30-minute meeting with one of our Landlord & Tenant lawyers to discuss any issue or issues you may have with your Landlord, for a fixed fee of £150 plus VAT. Read more here or complete the form opposite and we will be in touch. Or call us on +44(20)80689315 or email us at info@barryome.com.

Small Claims

As a general rule, the losing party will pay the winning party's reasonable legal costs. However, if the property claim is for less than £10,000 it will normally be a small claim and the winning party may only recover a very small amount of its legal costs, known as 'fixed costs' (note, however that where the claim is by a tenant of residential premises for disrepair, this will be a small claim if the cost of the repair is £1,000 or less).Therefore it is often not cost-effective to instruct a solicitor to deal with 'a small claim' although we can usually agree a fixed fee which is proportionate to the value of the claim to write a letter or draft court papers, for instance.

 Why us?

  • Litigation is our expertise
  • Our property litigation team have considerable expertise and a wealth of experience across a range of property issues
  • We offer a practical yet robust approach
  • Our property litigation solicitors are knowledgeable, personable and approachable
  • We offer various funding options, from normal hourly rates, to 'no win no fee agreements' and fixed fees
  • We are located within minutes of the Royal Courts of Justice and within easy reach of the inner London County Courts.

To discuss a property litigation matter, contact our Property Litigation Department on +44(20)80689315 or info@barryome.com.
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