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Residential Property: Property Litigation

Expert advice from our team of specialist Residential Property Solicitors.

Our specialist property litigation team handle all manner of residential disputes, acting for both individuals and corporate entities. They advise a number of residents management companies and residents associations both in London and the North West. Our consultant Jane Canham has fifteen years experience in this area and during that time has worked for some of the largest management companies and freeholders in the country.

Where possible we like to reach a practical resolution but we also have significant experience in the courts as well as the First Tier Tribunal and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.

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We have experience in dealing with Rent Act tenancies including possession, abandonment and succession.

Our clients in this area have included corporate landlords and asset managers including FTSE 250 companies and the largest private residential landlord in the UK. We also specialise in Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancy matters, advising landlords as to how best to recover possession of properties.

A lot of our work is centred on service charge issues, whether it be disputes as to the reasonableness of those costs or issues relating to the correct service of demands. Where major works are concerned we often work for groups of lessees who want to bring a group challenge either in relation to service charges generally or major works. We also advise owners of park homes which have very different legislative requirements.

We have good relationships with local and national managing agents and we regularly assist them in relation to service of consultation notices or the seeking of dispensation from consultation.

The other part of our work relates to projects, for example assisting landlords where building projects have gone wrong and advising people who want to build into their basements or loft space.

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If you wish to discuss your situation further with an expert solicitor please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Jane Canham

Consultant Solicitor

Geoff Cogan

Senior Solicitor

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a management company and need to do some urgent works to the roof of our building, do we still need to consult with the lessees?

Technically yes but you have the ability to make an application to the Tribunal for dispensation from consultation.

One of the lessees in our block is renting out their property via AIRBNB can they do that?

It depends on the terms of the lease, if the lease does not allow it then there are steps to take to stop them letting it out on this short term basis.

Our Landlord has sold our block of flats without informing us first, should they have given us the opportunity to buy it first?

That depends on how the sale was structured and what they have sold but they may have needed to offer you the right of first refusal.

I own a park home and I think I am being charged too much for my utilities is there anything you can do?

Yes you can make an application to the Tribunal asking them to look at these costs.

I own a park home and the owner has changed the site rules without consulting me first, can they do that?

No, there is a set procedure for changing the site rules.

My service charges have increased over the last few years, is there anything I can do?

You can ask the Tribunal to determine the reasonableness of the costs you are being asked to pay.

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Find out what our clients think of us.

"Patient and always at the end of the telephone or an e-mail with information. Thank you for an excellent service."

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"I have required your services for several matters over the last 3 or 4 years and I am extremely pleased with every aspect of all your services and especially with Janice Edwards’ help and advice."

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"Mr Dan Stear has been absolutely wonderful. I cannot thank him enough for his patience, tenacity and support throughout an unnecessarily stressful sale."

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"We have been delighted with the services we received from Storrar Cowdry. Rhian kept us closely informed throughout our purchase with clarity and efficiency. Our vendor’s estate agent also asked us to pass on their thanks, saying Rhian was one of the most impressive solicitors they had worked with. We have already recommended the firm to friends and plan on returning should we ever sell our home in future."

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