Property litigation

Residential property disputes

Residential property disputes

Introduction and overview

We are specialist lawyers acting for owners, occupiers, landlords and tenants of residential property. We provide advice on disputes relating to properties, and also how to avoid such disputes wherever possible.

Our wide-ranging experience in all areas of residential property law means that we can provide expert advice across many issues, and the strength in depth of our team means we act promptly and cost effectively. 

We pride ourselves on clear and concise legal advice on complex property issues. We understand that ownership and occupation of property, particularly as a ‘home’, is often the most financially significant transaction most people undertake in their lives. 

How our residential property disputes solicitors can help you

Key services offered

Our experience includes the following specialist areas:

  • disputes arising from buying and selling property (houses or flats)
  • issues arising from the use of land – rights of way, restrictive covenants, party walls, rights of light
  • advice regarding long residential leases include lease disputes concerning money claims, repair, use and transfer of property
  • statutory control of long lease processes (eg. service charges, insurance, forfeiture), 
  • contested enfranchisement and lease extension claims
  • advice regarding short term tenancy agreements including ‘high value’ lettings, enforcement of rights and termination
  • neighbour and boundary disputes, nuisance claims
  • building safety advice
  • housing litigation
  • claims for possession of property

Why choose Russell-Cooke for Residential property disputes?

About our property litigation team

We are a team of specialist property dispute lawyers with many years of experience dedicated to:

  • understanding your needs when facing stressful, time critical and financially significant problems 
  • proposing practical and cost-effective solutions whether litigation, bargaining or a combination of both 
  • representing our clients in Courts, tribunals and other forums, including at Supreme Court level, and 
  • working closely and consistently with you to bring about the desired outcome

Industry expertise

We are all members of the Property Litigation Association. Our team regularly contributes to the national press on property litigation issues, speaks at specialist conferences and publishes articles. We are leaders in our fields in building safety law, rights of light, restrictive covenants, telecoms law, party walls and more. 

Testimonials and legal directory quotes

Our expertise at a team and individual level is recognised in the major legal directories (Chambers and Partners & Legal 500). Here are some comments made about us.

They all have a wealth of experience.
Chambers UK (2024)
Client service and… level of sophistication and commercial awareness and vision are very strong.
Chambers UK (2024)

Charging information

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We’ll provide an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this if your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

The current range of hourly rates for members of the team is from £190 plus VAT to £600 plus VAT per hour. 

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our property litigation solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7525 or complete our enquiry form.

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