Property litigation

 

Property Litigation has always been one of our strengths with the ability of our litigators to draw upon support from the firm’s Residential and Commercial Property lawyers.  The firm handles a continuous flow of property litigation work for agricultural, business and private clients. 

 

Michael Batty is a member of The Property Litigation Association. Recommended by a District Judge for his work in this area Michael is quoted as being “on top of the law” and for doing “an excellent job preparing the evidence and handling the clients and opposition”.  A member of the Bar says of Michael “I was very impressed by his grasp of the relevant law and procedure and by his meticulous approach to the handling of a difficult case”.

 

Andrea Nicholls is also a member of The Property Litigation Association. She has expertise in commercial and property litigation, with a particular interest in disputes involving commercial and agricultural property. Her recent cases include agricultural forfeiture proceedings, defending a claim against an outgoing tenant for damages for failure to transfer single farm payment entitlements upon the termination of a long term Farm Business Tenancy and successfully opposing the forfeiture of a factory premises where it was alleged there had been a change in occupation.

 

Recent examples of our work include:-

 

A complex boundary dispute involving the location of boundaries, rectification of title, entitlements to easements, adverse possession, proprietary estoppel and related issues;

The rectification of a client’s title to a substantial residential property, a significant proportion of the grounds of which had not been transferred to him at the time of purchase.  This matter also involved a further claim for professional negligence against the client’s former Solicitors resulting from the inadequate drafting of the original conveyancing documentation;

Establishing the nature and extent of rights of access to a village playing field for a Parish Council;

Handling Land Registry adjudication proceedings and subsequent County Court proceedings for the landlord of two residential properties to determine the boundary with a neighbouring property, the ownership of sections of garden and easements affecting all the properties; and

Acting for overseas landlords of a residential property in Suffolk against a tenant, who was a member of the US services, to recover damages for unacceptable wear and tear of the property and loss of rental income associated with the period during which  substantial repairs to the property were performed.  This matter gave rise to jurisdictional issues and has resulted in enforcement action being taken against the tenant in the USA. 

 

 

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Principal contacts

 

Michael Batty

Michael Batty

 

Andrea Nicholls

Andrea Nicholls

 

Kate Struthers

Kate Struthers

 

Ben Fox

Ben Fox

 

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