Property Litigation and Property Dispute solicitors Dorset and Somerset

Property Litigation

Property Litigation and Property Dispute Solicitors

Our team of property litigation solicitors can provide you with practical and specialist advice on all property disputes.

What property disputes does Humphries Kirk cover?

  • Residential property
  • Commercial property
  • Freehold or leasehold ownership
  • Landlord or tenant disputes.

Our property litigation team have experience in the County Court, High Court and First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) including the Land Registration division. We also have practical experience in a variety of alternative property dispute resolution methods.

Which property litigation issues can Humphries Kirk help with?

Click below for the details on the range of issues we can help you with:

      • Lease termination and renewal (Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 and other)
      • Breach of covenants – rent arrears – rights of re-entry and forfeiture
      • Dilapidations (claims arising from damage to property or failure to repair, licence to alter and obligations to reinstate)
      • Tenant’s improvements and compensation
      • Insolvency of landlord or tenant
      • Authorised Guarantee Agreements on assignment of leases
      • Long leasehold interests
      • Assured short-hold tenancies
      • Recovery of possession
      • Rent arrears
      • Notices under Housing Act 1988 e.g. Section 21 – 2 months’ notice, Section 8 – prescribed grounds (e.g. rent arrears and breach of covenant)
      • Tenant’s deposits
      • Disrepair
      • Anti-social behaviour
      • Variation of leases
      • Disputes concerning Leasehold enfranchisement (leaseholders acquiring freehold) and lease extensions
      • Right to manage
      • Right of first refusal
      • Service charges
      • Consultation procedure for works
      • Disputes between leaseholders/tenants
      • Disputes between management companies/freehold owning companies and individual leaseholders
      • Breaches of covenant, e.g. to repair, not keep pets, not make noise (see also long leasehold aspects listed above)
      • Mortgage possession actions
      • Boundary disputes
      • Easements, e.g. rights of way and other rights over property, parking rights
      • Access to neighbouring land to carry out repairs
      • Planning applications and objections
      • Adverse possession claims (acquisition of ownership by long-term use)
      • Trespass and encroachment on land, squatters
      • Nuisance, e.g. noise, smells, trees and tree roots, hedges
      • Anti-social behaviour
      • Quantification of shares
      • Contributions to purchase price
      • Joint tenants/tenants in common/severance
      • Determined boundaries
      • Adverse possession
      • Rights of way and other easements, e.g. parking rights


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The first glimmer of light…

The announcement this week that the construction industry and property market is once again open for business, is the first glimpse of light at the end of the lockdown economic tunnel.

HK is open for business and our specialist team of property and construction lawyers is ready to help those wishing to move home,  invest in property, refinance and undertake development.

In the following weeks more industries will reopen and our community will continue to revive. I believe that with positivity the Country can fight off, not only Covid 19, but also the economic recession that is anticipated.

We are all looking forward to a brighter future but are mindful of the sacrifices made by each and every one of us over the last few months.  I know that the  HK team are here for our clients to support them and their businesses on the journey that lies ahead.  I may not be certain of what the future holds but I am certain that we at HK are equipped to provide the advice you need. 

As a thank you for the huge support provided by front line workers we continue to offer preferential rates on selected services.