Property maintenance disputes

English law presumes that the owner of property is responsible for its upkeep. The law does not interfere with a private person’s use of his property so long as there is no unreasonable interference with the rights of another.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team in relation to a property maintenance issue you can call us on 0203 816 9314 or complete our online enquiry form.

loading staff

Types of dispute

It may be the case that your neighbour is causing damage to your property or otherwise interfering with your enjoyment of it by failing to maintain their own property. For example, perhaps your neighbour has failed to maintain drainage ditches on the land. This could cause flooding of your land which could in turn threaten structures in addition to the nuisance caused. With our help, you may be able to compel your neighbour to maintain his property in order to avoid infringing on your right to enjoy your property.

Issues of property maintenance are also important if an agreement or ‘covenant’ exists between the original vendor and purchaser of your property. This might require you to contribute to the upkeep of a right of way across your land, or even to maintain something on your neighbours land. If you are seeking to challenge or enforce such an agreement, our solicitors can help call us on 0203 816 9314.

4.7out of 10
4.7 score on Trustpilot Based on count 865

We're Great

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

Property misrepresentation - how to avoid it and what to do if it occurs

When you buy a property you are making a big financial investment and it is therefore important that you know everything, good and bad, about it before committing to the purchase. It is your responsibility as the buyer to make sure all of the...

Read more

Twitter block 1 tweet

SolicitorsLLP

Stephensons supports clients through pandemic

Stephensons is operating an agile working approach to assisting clients and is still open for business in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Following the guidance issued by Public Health England (PHE) the firm’s services remain open and...

Read more

Neighbour disputes reorder

  • Joanne Ellis​
  • Liam Waine
  • Claire Richardson