Experts in helping you protect your home
Land and property are some of the most valuable assets that a person can own, so it only makes sense that you would want to protect it in the event of a legal dispute. As a homeowner there are all kinds of disputes that can arise, whether that is boundary disputes with a neighbour, disputes over rights of way being blocked, or even disputes over a nuisance caused by a neighbouring property. If you are finding yourself in this situation, it’s always better to act quickly.
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How a Dispute Solicitor can help
At Jackson Lees, our Land & Property Dispute Solicitors have dealt successfully with a wide range of dispute cases. We have experience and expertise in Property Law and Dispute Resolution, meaning we can advise you on the best way of resolving your problems. Where necessary, we can also guide you through the legal process of any court action, providing the peace of mind you need during what can be a stressful time.
The sooner we can resolve your dispute, the better for everyone involved. We can offer assistance with:
Mediation is a popular dispute resolution option. With mediation, you will be in the same room as the other party involved in your dispute and an impartial mediator who will guide the conversation, highlighting the key points in each party’s argument to help you both gain a better understanding of each other’s position. If you are interested in mediation, Jackson Lees can help point you in the right direction.
Alternative dispute resolution
If your dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) gives you the chance to seek a legally binding decision without having to go to court to solve your property dispute. This is much more cost-effective than going to court and allows you to have more input in the overall decision. Our land & property dispute solicitors are experts in alternative dispute resolution, get in touch to find out more about this option.
If all other options are exhausted and your dispute is still not resolved, litigation may be necessary. You will need an expert litigator to help establish and protect your legal position and advise you on your best route to success. Litigation can be complex, and it is crucial that you work with a litigator that you trust will do everything they can to secure your desired outcome.
Ready to learn more about how you can protect yourself in a land & property dispute? Take a look at our short video guide below to find out what steps you can take.
Disputes we can help you resolve
Our residential land & property dispute expertise covers many areas, including:
- Joint Ownership Disputes – can involve co-owners disagreeing over how much money each is due from a sale, or someone not registered as an owner making a claim on a property.
- Boundary disputes – if you and your neighbour(s) are disputing over where your land begins and ends.
- Blocking rights of way – if your neighbouring property is preventing you from accessing your home unlawfully.
- Nuisance caused by a neighbouring property - either physical damage caused to your land, or something taking place nearby which affects your property – such as noise, smell, smoke, floods or fire.
- Claims for Failure to Complete – if your sale or purchase is not completed as agreed, you may be able to claim against the responsible party.
- Misrepresentation – occurs when a seller gives false information about their property that influences a person’s decision to buy.
- Enforcement of Pre-emption Agreements and Option Agreements – can help ensure predetermined agreements around the property are adhered to.
- Overage Payment Disputes – overage agreements may be made in order for a seller to benefit from an increase in a property’s value after it is sold, e.g. if planned development work goes ahead, and these are occasionally disputed later on.
- Land and Property Contracts – dealing with any disputes that may arise surrounding the fulfilment of contracts.
We can also assist in protecting your commercial property from a dispute. If you are seeking advice about a dispute against your commercial property or piece of land, please click here.
Land & Property Dispute FAQs
Land and property disputes can be complex, and we understand you may have a lot of questions. We have answered some of your most common questions relating to where you stand with land and property disputes, which you can find on our dedicated FAQ page here. We have answered questions like:
- What is a land dispute?
- How do I file a land or property dispute?
- I’m not sure if I have a case, can you help?
What happens if your claim is worth less than £10,000?
We do not accept claims that are worth less than £10,000. Claims of this value are dealt with through the ‘small claims’ court. It’s a simplified procedure allowing parties to represent themselves. You generally will not be able to recover legal fees if your claim is successful.
Clients in these cases tend to want to keep their legal fees low and may only wish to receive minimal help from a lawyer. We feel this poses a risk that we will not have all the necessary details to offer valuable advice in these matters.
Contact our experts
With 25 years of experience helping clients resolve their disputes, we know first-hand that this can be a very stressful time for you. Our friendly specialist solicitors are always available at our Liverpool and Wirral offices to help you resolve your dispute and move forward. Call us today on 0151 282 1700, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you, or make an enquiry today.