Property Ownership Disputes

Our property disputes solicitors have experience in dealing with a variety of property ownership disputes, which can range from cohabitation disputes following the breakdown of a relationship, to disputes over loans or gifts made by family or friends for the purchase of a property. We are specialists in dealing with TOLATA claims.

What is a TOLATA claim?

A dispute relating to property ownership will be dealt with under the law on trusts and property often referred to as a TOLATA (Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996) claim. 

The basis of any case will revolve around evidence in support of the way in which a property was purchased or invested in. Evidence will establish how any equity held within the property will be apportioned between the parties. 

Resolving a property ownership dispute

Property ownership disputes often involve conflict between family members and our experienced property disputes lawyers will handle your case with empathy and sensitivity.

The majority of disputes can be resolved by negotiation and mediation between the parties, however the Court will become involved should the non-dispute resolution avenues not produce the desired outcome. 

The types of property disputes include:

  • Issues arising from cohabitants separating from the family home
  • Business partners who own the business property
  • Disputes from loans or gifts from family or friends
  • Joint owners where one-party refuses to cooperate in a sale of the property
  • Sole ownership where there is a dispute for a financial interest in the property to which a party is not the legal owner

Contact us for further information or to arrange to speak with one of our property disputes solicitors.  

The Team
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews

Chartered Legal Executive and Head of Business

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