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Property Disputes

Do you have a legal dispute
regarding a property matter?

  • No-Win, No-Fee.
  • Leading experts in Litigation and Dispute Resolution claims.
  • Excellent track record of recovering compensation
    for our clients.
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The experts in Litigation and Dispute Resolution claims

Oakwood Solicitors Ltd is able to assist in resolving a wide variety of Litigation and Dispute Resolution matters requiring legal assistance.

Whether it be simply pointing you in the right direction, or assisting you from start to finish – we are on hand to help.

What is a property dispute, and what sorts of matters does it include?

Property disputes take on many forms and can often emerge when you least expect them to. More often than not, clients can become embroiled in a dispute having remained blissfully unaware there could be a problem for months, years, or even decades.


Such disputes can include:

  • Boundary issues
  • Access issues
  • Easement issues
  • Leaseholder/freeholder disputes
  • Miss-sold leasehold property
  • Dilapidation claims
  • Professional negligence in conveyancing
  • Boundary issues

Leaseholder/Freeholder disputes

Leasehold properties are becoming more common as the property market continues to expand. There can be numerous parties involved in a lease dispute and often clients find themselves stuck in the middle. For example, the freeholder of a residential property is made aware of fundamental breaches of the tenancy held with their leaseholder.

The party breaching the lease is the tenant that the leaseholder has allowed to rent the property; what do you do? Oakwood Solicitors often act for any one of the parties, striving to find the best resolution possible in the circumstances.

Mis-sold leasehold property

In recent years there has been a prevalence of developers selling property on leasehold terms to enable developers to receive continual income from ‘service charges’. A number of leases include provision for service charges to increase at levels far in excess of inflation.

In some circumstances, this type of property may have been mis-sold if you were not advised about the continuing charges or the risk that the charges would increase. Such claims may be made against your conveyancing solicitors or against the developer.

Dilapidation claims

Oakwood Solicitors Ltd also act for commercial clients with commercial properties. Tenants come and go regularly, particularly with rental rates increasing year on year, but what do you do as the landlord of a commercial property when your tenant leaves your property in a state of disrepair?

Provided that you have a lease agreement with your tenant and they are in breach of the covenants contained within the lease, we can help you with a dilapidation claim.

Similarly, if you are a landlord in need of paperwork prior to or during a tenancy, Oakwood Solicitors can draw up the necessary paperwork and offer you the protection you need.

Professional negligence in conveyancing

Clients often look back when things go wrong having purchased a property, often years later and say things like ‘I wish I had known about this before’ which can often lead to ‘should I have known about this before?’.

Sometimes you ought to have been told about something, possibly, lack of building regulations, indemnity insurance (or lack thereof) or subsidence issues.

When these issues raise their head, we can look into this for you, investigate it thoroughly, advise you as to the prospects of succeeding in a claim against your conveyancing Solicitor.

The advice you receive will assess the strengths and weaknesses of your claim allowing you to make an informed decision about whether or not you wish to proceed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd?

From the start of your claim until the conclusion you will have a dedicated advisor who will run your claim, assisting you in the event of any queries or issues you may have.

Regular updates will be provided by your case handler up until your claim has ended. This is to ensure the process is as stress-free and effortless as possible.

What do I do now?

If you believe or feel you have a claim, contact us for a free initial consultation regarding your options:

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Danielle Lightfoot — Solicitor and Head of Department

Danielle Lightfoot is a Director and our Head of the Financial Litigation Department. Danielle joined the firm as a Paralegal in 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in October 2014. She has acquired extensive experience in high value, complex litigation traversing numerous practice areas. Danielle is a specialist in financial miss-selling matters, with a particular interest in Pensions and Investments.

Danielle assisted in setting up the Finance Litigation Department. She took over as Head of the Department in 2017 and since then the firm has established a reputation as one of the leading law firms specialising in financial mis-selling claims.



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