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.

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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.

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