Our specialism is providing advice on property law in England and Wales. We aim to provide advice on the law which is:
The law can be obscure, complicated and unsatisfactory; but much can be done, in giving advice on property law, to explain it in a comprehensible way and identify effective solutions to problems.
These are just some of the issues we can advise on. Please click on an entry for more detail:
- Private rights of way: how are they created, what use do they cover, can they be changed?
- Public rights of way: how do they arise, what do they mean for landowners, can they be ended?
- Ownership of land: what are the rights and responsibilities of a landowner?
- Boundaries: how are boundaries of land defined, how does the law resolve disputes?
- Adverse possession: what does this mean, can title to land be obtained in this way?
- Restrictive covenants: is land subject to a covenant which will prevent development?
- Development and planning: when is planning permission required?
- Ransom strips: can a landowner charge a substantial price for a right of way?
- Common land: what is common land, what rights do people have over it?
- Rivers, streams and lakes: what the rights of riparian owners, what rights does the public have?
- Trees: how does the law protect trees, and make landowners responsible for them?
- Town and village greens: what are they, can new greens be created?
- Parking rights: how can someone acquire the right to park on someone else’s land?
- Open spaces: what land is affected, what exactly is the public’s “right to roam”?
Please remember that this is not an exhaustive list: if you are looking for advice on property law in England and Wales, we can probably help. Please feel free to get in touch, via our Initial enquiry page, and we will let you know promptly whether we can be of assistance.
P. S. If you are looking for specialised help for residents’ associations in private roads, please see www.privateroads.co.uk.