Property Litigation Solicitors in London
Our property litigation lawyers specialise in helping clients resolve all kinds of disputes ranging from nuisance neighbours to highly complex property development claims.
Shilpa Mathuradas Partner
This page will tell you more about property litigation and the complications that may arise in residential and commercial property transactions. You’ll learn about Osbornes’ approach to resolving property disputes, and how the best way to protect your interests is by working with fast-acting specialists who give clear and practical advice.
Our property dispute lawyers specialise in helping clients resolve all kinds of disputes ranging from nuisance neighbours to highly complex property development claims. This page will tell you more about property litigation and the complications that may arise in residential and commercial property transactions. You’ll learn about Osbornes’ approach to resolving property disputes, and how the best way to protect your interests is by working with fast-acting specialists who give clear and practical advice.
Osbornes approach to property litigation
Without the right legal support in place, resolvable property disputes can quickly escalate into costly, complex court cases. At Osbornes, we focus on developing strategies to help you achieve the optimum result at the earliest opportunity.We will advise you in plain English, helping you understand how to make or defend a claim and keeping you out of court wherever possible.
Expert property disputes solicitors
Most property transactions go off without a hitch but from time to time serious disputes can arise. Our expert team acts on behalf of landlords, tenants, developers, investors and homeowners, covering the full range of commercial and residential property with market-leading expertise. We will help you find the right solution for your dispute and put strategies in place to avoid problems further down the line.
Our specialist team can assist with a broad range of issues including:
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Breaches of contract
- Property disrepair
- Party wall disputes
- Rights of way disputes
- Neighbour and boundary disputes
- Construction disputes
- Disputes between co-owners
- Professional negligence by property professionals
Successful outcomes depend not only on our legal expertise but also on our in-depth understanding of the property sector. We work closely with you, your surveyor and professional advisors, working quickly and proactively to build your case into what it deserves to be.
To find out how we can help, please call our specialist property litigation solicitors today.
Property Litigation FAQs
What is property litigation?
Property litigation is a very broad area of the law that deals with disputes relating to any type of real estate. Most people have to deal with property at some point, and it is not uncommon for landlords and tenants, landowners and developers, or even family members to encounter disputes and unexpected contractual issues that lead to legal proceedings.
Often, you will hear the term ‘property dispute resolution’ used in place of ‘property litigation.’ This actually is a better description of what we do. Litigation refers to resolving issues through the courts, whereas most of our clients prefer to try to resolve the dispute through negotiation. This is often faster, less stressful and less expensive than settling matters with a court hearing.
Our property litigation team is trained in both litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution. We can support you at every stage of your dispute, from advising you of the best way to avoid future problems, to early-stage dispute avoidance, to full-blown litigation if this is the best option for your case.
Who needs the support of a property litigation solicitor?
Anyone who owns, leases, develops, finances or uses property may benefit from an expert property litigation solicitor at some point. They may need support in resolving a live dispute, or they may need help when negotiating contracts and lease clauses to ensure that costly problems don’t crop up further down the line.
To give you a flavour of how varied property litigation is, here are some of the matters that we deal with on a regular basis:
- Collecting rent or service charge arrears
- Making sure that tenants strip out and repair property at the end of the lease
- Repossessions and forfeiture
- Dealing with trespassers
- Co-owner disputes
Whatever problem you’re having, give us a call. We will put our nearly 40 years of property litigation experience to work for you.
Will you take my case?
Our law firm specialises in all types of property litigation. However, that does not mean that we are the right fit for every matter. To find out if we can help you, please contact us and we will be more than happy to talk through your situation, evaluate your case and give you a free general overview of your legal rights and obligations.
Will I have to go to court to resolve my property dispute?
Sometimes the only solution is to go to court. However, we recognise that our client’s interests are often better served outside of the court process. We can often reach a resolution through negotiation, by presenting your case in a well-organised manner with technical evidence to back up your claim. Sometimes, a roundtable meeting is needed to resolve the issues. Or, we can use a mediator or a professional arbitrator as an alternative to court hearings.
As well as saving time and costs, these options have the added advantage of putting you more in control of the process and the outcome.
Why choose Osbornes Solicitors?
We provide a premium, expert service to all our clients, no matter how complex the issue. From the very first phone call, we are focused on protecting your interests and developing the most effective strategy for resolving your property dispute.
For clients who are thinking about buying, selling or leasing property, working with Osbornes means you can access a full-service team of transactional (non-contentious) and property litigation specialists. Our aim is to identify risks at the drafting stages of a property transaction in the hope that future disputes can be avoided. But if disputes arise, we will be with you every step of the way.
Shilpa really helped us take charge of the situation and helped resolve this property dispute. I would not hesitate to recommend her or the team to anyone in a similar situation.
On first meeting Shilpa I was sure that she understood immediately my requirements, and was sympathetic both to my financial restraints and my emotional state. She achieved everything I asked of her and proved to be invaluable, professional and efficient
At every step Shilpa alleviated any concerns and stresses we had. Always fast to respond, always professional and super knowledgeable.
Shilpa has helped us through some key property litigation matters (residential and commercial) since 2014 and has delivered on every occasion. One particular issue had kept us in a state of stress and tension for almost a decade and after getting in touch with Shilpa she was able to help us bring the matter to a peaceful and successful conclusion.
I received a call from Shilpa Mathuradas a couple of hours after filling the enquiry form for a callback. She actively listened to my party wall concerns responding with gentle professionalism, answering my concerns, letting me know what is and is not possible and when best to bring in a solicitor. All this within 10 minutes. Excellent.
"They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."
Excellent in every aspect.
If I had another reason to have to seek legal advice again, I wouldn’t hesitate to use Shilpa, and would recommend her to anybody who needed legal advice.
Shilpa was professional, realistic, and unflappable. Shilpa managed to persuade a reluctant witness to come forward to support my case. She obviously knows her subject very well.
I always had full confidence in Shilpa keeping my best interests at heart. I often didn’t understand the legal language, and she would follow this up with a phone call and patiently explain.
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