Land and Property

Practice Summary


We give clear and practical advice and represent clients in a range of property and land cases including:

  • Leasehold issues and disputes
  • Commercial and residential landlord and tenant
  • Trusts of Land
  • Proprietary Estoppel
  • Easements
  • Mortgages
  • Adverse possession
  • Public law issues


Stephen Reeder is Judge on the First Tier Tribunal.


Jim Shepherd is a Lawyer Chair of the Residential Property Tribunal in Wales.


Recent cases conducted by members of the team include:


  • Counsel for the successful appellants in the Supreme Court in Telchadder v Wickland Holdings concerning rights to terminate under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 and the circumstances in which breach of a negative covenant can be remedied.
  • Advice about a prospective transfer pursuant to Housing Act 1985,s.34A
  • Advice concerning recoverability of an introduction fee on completion of a multi million pound development
  • A complex Chancery action in relation to beneficial interests.
  • A chancery action concerning a dispute over land left in a will.
  • Service charge disputes.
  • Acting for the official solicitor in opposing an application for the sale of a family home by a trustee in bankruptcy.
  • Acting for a school in a boundary encroachment dispute
  • Injunction and committal in a party wall matter
  • A defence to possession of a 52 bedroom Georgian mansion, based on a proprietary interest arising from a constructive trust or equitable estoppel
  • A defence to possession of a mobile home based on equitable estoppel.
  • A defence to a possession claim by a mortgagee based on fraud (husband forging wife's signature).
  • Advising in relation to an international partnership dispute centred upon the allegedly fraudulent transfer of a property in London.
  • Advising on an application under s14 TOLATA for declaration as to the beneficial interest under a constructive trust
  • A defence to a claim for an order for removal or disposal of a houseboat under British Waterways Act 1981
  • Defending mortgage possession claims claiming undue influence, misrepresentation, duress, overriding interests and constructive trusts.
  • Advising on professional negligence claims arising out of property transactions
  • A construction dispute in which the builder is seeking to reclaim double the contract sum in fees. A counterclaim is being pursued in negligence and breach of contract
  • Advising on sale and lease-back arrangements
  • Defending a possession claim on the basis that the occupant was the beneficiary under a constructive trust
  •  Defending a possession claim on the basis that the landlord was estopped from denying that the tenant was an assured shorthold tenant

We are also able to provide trained mediators to mediate in property cases.

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