Property Law

Chambers offers wide expertise in all aspects of the law of property, both contentious and non-contentious. Members of the practice group regularly appear in a range of tribunals from the County Court to the Court of Appeal, from the Lands Tribunal to the District Land Registry. Property related work undertaken includes:

  • Matters of registered and unregistered conveyancing
  • Town and Village Greens, and Commons
  • Adverse Possession
  • Land Options
  • Easements (rights of way, pipes and drainage, support etc)
  • Mortgages
  • Nuisance and Trespass
  • Co-ownership and interests in the matrimonial and quasi-matrimonial home
  • Resulting and constructive trusts, and proprietary estoppel
  • Settlements
  • Contracts for the sale of land
  • Restrictive Covenants

All aspects of commercial, agricultural and residential landlord and tenant are dealt with in Chambers, including:

  • The lease / licence distinction
  • Enforcements of covenants against assignment
  • Termination (including forfeiture and relief, exercise of break clauses etc)
  • Housing disrepair, unlawful eviction and possession
  • Covenants on assignment
  • Business lease renewals
  • Commercial dilapidations
  • Agricultural holdings and farm business tenancies

Junior members of chambers are available for residential cases such as disrepair, while more senior members are regularly instructed in commercial cases. Our experience extends from housing association possession, through succession to agricultural holdings, to strict compliance with the terms of business tenancy break options. We act not only for landlords and tenants but also for lenders, for example when they seek relief from forfeiture to protect their security.