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Despite the many and various benefits of possessing property, the rights and responsibilities that stem from property ownership can lead to disagreements. While it is hoped that most disputes will be resolved through calm negotiation, at Lewis Nedas we understand there may come a time when legal action must be taken.

Property disputes and the rules governing their resolution regularly raise complex, fact-specific issues. It is important that if you are considering entering into, or have been threatened with property litigation, your case is handled by expert legal advisors who understand the issues at hand. Our Property Litigation department offers a variety of services, in respect of both commercial and residential properties.

Commercial Property Litigation

At Lewis Nedas, we appreciate that disputes concerning commercial property can result in vast amounts of money and time being wasted. We offer services that are delivered in a timeous and proficient manner. Our Commercial Property team regularly advise on:

  •  Development Disputes

Commercial organisations often identify land or buildings that are ripe for redevelopment. However, pursuing this objective often involves a great deal of negotiation with current owners, to set out how redevelopment is to be facilitated. It is not uncommon that following discussions, disputes arise concerning the meaning of agreements or the legal duties imposed on people involved in developing land.

Our team have particular expertise in helping clients secure vacant possession of property, ensuring that no one else will have any right in respect of it. Our team is also particularly skilled in advising on restrictive covenants, which may often prevent clients from using land that they have purchased in a particular way which could damage their long term commercial interests.

  • Repairs and Dilapidations

It is not uncommon that in lease agreements between commercial landlords and their tenants, there is some provision determining who has responsibility for the upkeep of the premises during occupation. Sometimes these provisions are not followed and upon expiry of the lease, disputes can arise concerning whether or not legal duties have been discharged.

At Lewis Nedas, we have many years of experience of handling litigation concerning the honouring of repair and dilapidation obligations. We regularly conduct forensic reviews of documentation concerning the legal responsibilities imposed on the respective parties, and represent our clients in court to ensure that these obligations are discharged.

  •  Rights Over Land Claims

It is hoped that most parties will be clear as to what obligations taking ownership of a particular property may impose. However, this can sometimes be unclear and lead to disputes, not least because these details are normally contained within dense documentation in complicated legal language. Parties may often confuse ownership of property with rights which may run with the property, despite ownership.

The Commercial Property team at Lewis Nedas are very familiar with advising on land rights claims. We have particular experience in advising on issues concerning rights to light and the construction of property that potentially infringes on this.

Residential Property Litigation

Residential Property disputes share many characteristics with their commercial counterpart: the potential for wasted time and money. However, we at Lewis Nedas also understand that these disputes, often between neighbours, can have a particularly high emotional impact. We aim to provide a service that respects this fact, and brings about a resolution to the dispute in a calm and effective manner. Our team regularly deal with:

  •  Party Wall Disputes

As is particularly common with residential properties, questions can sometimes be raised concerning responsibility for walls when there is to be some manner of work done to the adjoining walls of two properties. The Party Wall Act 1996 requires that where someone is carrying out work to an adjoining wall, other interested parties are notified, and that the limitations imposed by the Act are honoured. The Act also requires that the parties to an adjoining wall do not suffer as a result of the work done.

Where these works do have a negative impact on adjoining property owners, or the correct notification is not given, disputes can arise. At Lewis Nedas, our property lawyers are regularly instructed to represent clients who have endured a great deal of emotional strain in attempting to settle disputes concerning work done to adjoining walls by their neighbours, that has had a detrimental impact to their property, contrary to the legislation in this area.

  • Boundary Disputes

It is not uncommon that where individuals own their property, they may look to develop or add to it with the passage of time. However, this may not always be to everyone’s benefit and could encroach into neighbouring land by violating the boundaries of their property.

Our Residential Property team often advise on boundary disputes between neighbours. The law surrounding boundary disputes is complicated, often requiring an understanding of unusual legal concepts set down in property deeds which can be difficult to decipher.

  • Rights of Way

Where something is done to a property over a long period of time, it is possible that a legal ‘right of way’can come into existence. Such rights can vary, ranging from pedestrians being able to walk over land or for cars to be parked on land. There can, however, be some dispute on whether or not a true right of way has come into existence, which may be causing owners and residents a great deal of inconvenience.

Dealing with disputes concerning rights of way is complicated: it often involves a great deal of investigation into how long a particular activity has taken place, and whether or not it has ever been interrupted. The team at Lewis Nedas appreciate that being faced with ‘rights of way’can be incredibly frustrating for clients, and are regularly involved in conducting extensive investigations into their legality.

Contact our Property Litigation Lawyers London

At Lewis Nedas, we provide a service that reflects the range and complexity of property law disputes. Our team of expert lawyers will be able to handle all aspects of property litigation, whether commercial or residential. If you have questions regarding property law, or are perhaps facing a dispute which you need help to deal with, please contact us.

The prospect of grappling with property law can seem a little daunting, especially if you have had little experience of handling it yourself in the past or are unsure how your particular needs are to be met. Our residential conveyancing team are highly experienced in dealing with property law, and have been involved in the full breadth of conveyancing transactions. They can assist you with the following:

  • Getting onto the property ladder – see our NEW first time buyer property guide here
  • Residential conveyancing including buying or selling a house in the UK – our solicitors are often called upon to handle the entire transaction, regardless as to whether it is a property purchase or sale. We are also very familiar with the paperwork that needs to be completed, and will be happy to organise this for our clients.  
  •  Financing and sale of properties across the complete housing sector – in particular, high value property transactions, new builds, and country properties. The team here at Lewis Nedas have particular experience in clearly setting out the different options available for property financing.  

We understand that some clients may have more complicated legal affairs which merit more specialised attention. Our housing solicitors and residential property lawyers have developed a particular expertise in many areas of property law, including:

  • Freehold and leasehold sales  - each of these carries specific kinds of legal rights and obligations which can have a significant impact on people. We advise on what each of these mean
  • Leasehold enfranchisement – this can involve a very long process of getting permissions from various bodies, and collating a number of pieces of paperwork. We have specialist knowledge of this field, and will be able to advise on how best to carry this out.
  • Transfers of equity – we are often involved in advising clients on the viability of equity release schemes, and how and if they can be used to realise client’s hopes.
  • Financing and re-mortgaging – our team understand that clients may be very unsure of the consequences that flow from re-mortgaging a property, and have many years of experience in helping clients understand these.

We appreciate that residential conveyancing can be difficult to understand at times. At Lewsi Nedas, we aim to deliver a service that is both professional but accessible to our clients. We are here to help.

Got a question about property or conveyancing? For our conveyancing FAQ page click here. - See more here.

The purchase of a new home is likely to be the biggest purchase that someone will make in their lives. As a result it is important that you work with an experienced solicitor that will be able to guide you through the process of taking ownership of the property.

Here we provide an overview of what the process of buying a new home involves.

What is Involved?

  1. 1.    You need to take the time to find a property that best fits your needs: the environment, the size and most importantly, the price.  
  2. 2.    When you find a property that reflects your requirements, you need to consider how best to finance the property. There are two options: get a mortgage; fund the purchase from your own finances.
  3. 3.    You will need to find out as much information about the property as possible, including details on: the condition of the property; and any legalities that may interfere with your ability to enjoy or add to the property.
  4. 4.    You must ensure that the relevant paperwork is completed timeously, and deliver full payment of the property before you take ownership of it.

Here at Lewis Nedas, we have a dedicated team of Property lawyers who will be able to deal with each stage of the process of buying a new home. They will be able to advise you on the options available to fund the purchase, interpret the meaning of any limitations on your right to ownership, and will work in partnership with you to ensure that the purchase is completed quickly and in a professional manner. If you have any questions regarding the law and buying your new home, please contact us.

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At Lewis Nedas our specialist commercial property team use their many years of experience of property law to deliver a service that is tailored to the needs of our clients.  Our commercial property solicitors are based in London, and are regularly involved in dealing with the following:

  • Acquisitions  - the property lawyers here are experts in structuring and negotiating the terms of property acquisitions, and work in partnership with clients to ensure that they are fully appraised of the progress of a transaction. Our team aim to provide a service that is delivered in a timely fashion and avoid long, protracted negotiations.  
  • Leases – our team are very experienced in the drafting of, and interpreting the terms of leases. They are also regularly involved in the negotiation of the terms of leases, and will be able to handle every aspect of the transaction.
  • Sales (acting for both landlords and tenants) – we draw on our vast experience in handling property sales to ensure that our advice is both practical and effective, to ensure that both landlords and tenants are fully aware of their rights and responsibilities in the context of property sales.

We adopt the same entrepreneurial and commercial approach as that of our clients, and act for many large scale commercial landlords (including buy to let landlords - there is a huge boom in the buy-to-let market at the moment) and foreign investors dealing with:

  • Business set ups
  • Investment properties, restaurant and retail properties

Alongside providing technical advice, we will also be able to provide input into potential exit strategies for foreign investors so to provide a good return on their initial investment, and present opportunities for reinvestment.  

It is part of the service that we provide, to deliver commercially oriented legal advice that reflects the costs and benefits that you are likely to incur as a result of any particular transaction. We pride ourselves on offering legal advice that reflects the needs of our clients.

We have longstanding repeat clients in both sectors – we are often recommended to clients by other professionals, who appreciate our:

  • Direct approach;
  • Our ability to react quickly and to process the transaction efficiently – all with a friendly, accessible and professional approach; and
  • The importance we place on working in partnership with clients, in helping them resolve any legal issues that they have.

Additionally, we have a wide range of languages between us and have a wide international clientele.  Our clients can rest assured their affairs will be handled effectively by a team of highly experienced commercial property lawyers.

Property Conveyancing Solicitors Camden LondonIt is vital to take expert legal advice on property-related matters, whether it is buying or selling your home, leasing property for business or buying property as an investment. Our award-winning property solicitors advise on:

In a tough property market, you need property lawyers you can trust. At Lewis Nedas Law, we have over 30 years experience in conveyancing, both residential and commercial.

Property Solicitors in London

We offer a first class, bespoke, highly personalised service by mature, specialist fully qualified property law solicitors.

Please note that we are NOT a high volume, cut price conveyancing “bucket shop” practice, staffed by paralegals.

Instead, we pride ourselves upon our high standards of client care, efficiency, and accessibility, all at REASONABLE, REALISTIC pricing levels.

Though based primarily at our Camden Town head office, our conveyancing solicitors operate across the UK.

This is a tough, but stable market (particularly in Central London) and you will need highly skilled, highly experienced lawyers to guide you through your transaction.

We deal with the following matters:

Residential Conveyancing

Our residential conveyancing team can assist you with the following:

  • Getting onto the property ladder - see our NEW first time buyer property guide here
  • Residential conveyancing including buying or selling a house in the UK
  • Financing and sale of properties across the complete housing sector – in particular, high value property transactions, new builds, and country properties.

Our housing solicitors and residential property lawyers also deal with:

  • Freehold and leasehold sales
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Transfers of equity
  • Financing and re-mortgaging

Got a question about property or conveyancing? For our conveyancing FAQ page click here.

Commercial Conveyancing

Our commercial property solicitors based in London deal with the following:

  • Acquisitions
  • Leases
  • Sales (acting for both landlords and tenants)

We adopt the same entrepreneurial and commercial approach as that of our clients, and act for many large scale commercial landlords (including buy to let landlords - there is a huge boom in the buy-to-let market at the moment) and foreign investors dealing with:

  • Business set ups
  • Investment properties, restaurant and retail properties

We have longstanding repeat clients in both sectors – we are often recommended to clients by other professionals, who appreciate our:

  • Direct approach
  • Our ability to react quickly and to process the transaction efficiently – all with a friendly, accessible approach

Additionally, we have a wide range of languages between us and have a wide international clientele.

Contact our Property Lawyers in Central London, North London

With offices in Camden and Mayfair, we represent and advise businesses in Central London, West London, North London and across the UK.

For further information or to speak to one of our conveyancing solicitors based in Camden Town in London please telephone us on 02073872032, complete our online enquiry form or contact Richard McConnell, Richard Greenby, Jeremy GalmanAdam Creasey or Stephanie Nedas.

If you would like a free conveyancing quotation, please complete our conveyancing quotation form.

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