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Property Litigation

Our Property Litigation Services

Our Dispute Resolution team has a solid understanding of the residential, commercial and agricultural property market and the issues that can arise.

Property disputes can unfortunately be lengthy and contentious, which is why it is important to seek advice early on in order to understand your rights and decide on the best course of action.

We offer a personalised service and base our assessment on your individual circumstances. Our aim is to help you resolve the matter as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, often through negotiation or mediation.

Our Litigation lawyers act for landowners, commercial businesses, governing bodies, landlords, and tenants across the UK with a particular focus on the south and London.

With landlord and tenant issues, our experts work predominantly on behalf of landlords, helping to resolve their difficulties with tenants through effective means.


The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) is used by the court to determine ownership of a property or land when there is a beneficial interest in a property.

TOLATA is mostly used for disputes between unmarried, cohabiting couples who live together in a property under sole or joint ownership (either as joint tenants or tenants-in-common).

TOLATA Claims usually arise where one occupant lives in the house but does not own the house but contributes to the upkeep of the property.  If they have regularly contributed to the maintenance of the property they might be entitled to a share of it.

If you have a beneficial interest in the property and believe that you have been treated unfairly or have not been remunerated for your contributions you may be able to make a TOLATA Claim.

Most TOLATA Claims can usually be settled through dispute resolution to reach a mutually beneficial agreement without needing to go to court, thus saving both parties undue stress, time and additional costs.

We can support you by answering your questions about TOLATA and will work with you to determine whether you have a proceedable claim. We aim to settle a TOLATA Claim without court proceedings where possible and secure you a fair outcome.

Contact the Property Litigation team

+44 (0)1380 733346

Property Law Association (PLA)

Property Litigation Association (PLA) Logo

Managing Partner, Oliver Price is a member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA) which promotes specialist Property Litigation skills.


How we can help

  • Provide robust advice and help you to decide upon the best course of action
  • Solve your problems through negotiation or mediation where possible
  • Resolve your property disputes as quickly and cost-effectively as possible
  • Provide advice on par with London law firms at a more favourable rate
  • Act as your trusted advisor, reducing the anxiety and stress often felt
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Property Litigation Services Offered

  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Lease extensions
  • Lease renewals
  • Dilapidation/disrepair claims
  • Property ownership disputes
  • Right of way disputes
  • Adverse possession
  • Landlord possession claim
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“Josh Taylor, Partner in the Dispute Resolution team has successfully defended claims. He is unyielding, strategic, solution-focused and robust in defence.”

Legal 500 (2023)

About Wansbroughs

Who we are

Wansbroughs is a leading law firm with more than 140 years of experience providing expert legal advice.

Our Dispute Resolution team is renowned for its strategy and the team’s commitment to client matters, representing individuals and businesses across the south and London to resolve their disputes.

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