Property disputes are an all too common experience for homeowners. While best avoided, they are sometimes inevitable.

What if your neighbour's property is damaged and its appearance negatively affects your property's value? Can you force them to carry out repairs on their property?

What if you recently bought a property where the previous owner's longstanding dispute with horrible neighbours had not been declared? Can you give the property back?

Ed Cracknell answers these questions and more in this brief Q&A for homeowners.

Ed is a partner in the property and housing litigation team.

He specialises in all aspects of property litigation and property dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals, rent and service charge recovery, possession proceedings, and dilapidations claims.

Ed has a particular interest in the renewal and termination of telecoms leases under the Electronic Communications Code. Other specialisms include adverse possession, restrictive covenants and rights of way and light.