Family Law & Divorce

Joint Ownership Property Disputes

Resolve Property Disputes with Confidence.
Our dedicated HK Law team specialises in joint ownership property disputes, ensuring fair resolutions for unmarried couples.

Why seek legal advice

When property disputes threaten your peace of mind, seeking legal advice is crucial. At HK Law, our experts are here to guide you through co-ownership disputes, protecting your rights and investments.

  • Clarity: Understand your rights
  • Resolution: Achieve fair settlements
  • Protection: Safeguard your investments
  • Efficiency: Expedite dispute resolution
  • Expertise: Rely on TOLATA specialists
  • Peace of Mind: Reduce stress
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Why choose HK Law?

At HK Law, we’re your trusted legal partner for co-ownership disputes. Our commitment to excellence and client-centric approach sets us apart.

  • Specialist Team: Co-ownership dispute experts by your side
  • Proven Track Record: Success in complex cases
  • Client-Centric: Tailored solutions for you
  • Accredited Professionals: Recognised expertise
  • Transparent Communication: Stay informed
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Your questions answered

Matthew Hills, Associate Solicitor in the Litigation Department
  • What is a co-ownership dispute?
    A dispute between unmarried couples who own a home over their share in the property and if it should be sold. If the dispute is unresolved then a claim may be made under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA). A TOLATA claim resolves property disputes between unmarried couples, clarifying ownership and financial interests.
  • When should I consider a TOLATA claim?
    You should consider a TOLATA claim when you can not agree with your ex-partner what your shares in the property and how the property should be dealt with i.e. should it be sold.
  • What are the benefits of seeking legal advice for TOLATA claims?
    Legal advice ensures clarity, fair settlements, protection of investments, efficiency, expertise, and peace of mind during disputes.
  • How long does the TOLATA claim process usually take?
    Timelines vary, but our expert team aims for efficient resolutions, minimising delays.
  • Can HK Law handle complex TOLATA cases?
    Yes, our specialists excel in managing complex TOLATA cases with a proven track record of success.
  • What sets HK Law apart in handling TOLATA claims?
    Our client-centric approach, accredited professionals, transparent communication, and end-to-end support make us the top choice for your case.
  • Will I have to go to court for a TOLATA claim?
    Not necessarily. We explore mediation and negotiation options, but if court is needed, we guide you through the process.
  • How can I get started with HK Law for my TOLATA claim?
    Contact us today for a consultation. Our experienced team will assess your situation and provide tailored guidance to resolve your property dispute.

By Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor

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