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Dealing with a property dispute

Property disputes can be highly unpleasant, and usually the simplest solution can be the most effective when dealing with an issue. A property dispute can vary from case to case, so it’s important that you give any professional parties involved (solicitors, courts etc.) as much information as possible in reference to your case.

What is a property dispute?

A property dispute will always involve real estate, which is property which cannot be moved from the land that it resides on. There are a range of issues that can be considered “property disputes”, including, but not limited to:

  • Possession or rent recovery
  • Deposit disputes
  • Advice on rent reviews
  • Rent or service recovery charges
  • Claims for disrepair
  • Misrepresentation
  • Boundary disputes

How a property dispute affects you

As a homeowner, a property dispute can affect you in many ways. They can be draining, both emotionally and financially, which is why a property dispute solicitor will design a plan going forward that is there to help you close your property dispute as soon as possible.

For any dispute, it’s always advised that you keep a diary of events and conversations that you have regarding the issue. This can be time consuming, but it also adds more evidence to your dispute. As do any plans, photographs, and witnesses that can add to your case.

When a dispute involves your neighbour, it’s imperative that you retain any correspondence between both parties and that you can show that you and your neighbour attempted to resolve the issue before it escalated to a dispute or claim. Mediation is a great alternative to court action in cases that involve neighbouring properties.

When a dispute is between a landlord and a tenant, both parties need to supply relevant evidence, and should be aware that solid evidence (emails, contracts, paperwork etc.) are much more tangible than verbal conversations, unless, of course, those conversations were recorded with permission from both parties.

Who can help you with a property dispute

When you’re looking at opening a property dispute or you’re involved in a property dispute case, you’ll want to contact a reputable and experienced solicitor who offers advice in, and is currently working in, property disputes.

Once they’ve looked at your case and have gained a full understanding of the circumstances that you’re facing, they can offer you comprehensive legal advice and representation; if representation is needed as a part of their service.

Dealing with a property dispute

Dealing with a property dispute can be a bit of a headache for everyone involved, but the best advice we can give you is to remember to stay as calm as possible in every part of the dispute and listen to your chosen property dispute solicitor’s advice.

Property disputes may be resolved before court action is taken, but when you’re uncertain, having a property dispute solicitor on your side can help you make those difficult decisions. Where possible, always try to resolve the issue before it reaches the level of a court case, to save all parties time and money in the long run.

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