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Barristers Mediators Arbitrators
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Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial landlord and tenant
  • Residential landlord and tenant
  • Sale of land
  • Trusts and Equitable interests
  • Wills, Probate and Inheritance
  • Agricultural leases
  • Agriculture and the Single Farm Payment scheme
  • Boundary disputes and adverse possession
  • Covenants, easements and rights of way
  • Licences
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Nuisance
  • Party Wall Act disputes
  • Proceedings before the Property Chamber, First Tier Tribunaland Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
  • Professional negligence
  • Social Housing

36 Property

Members of 36 Property provide specialist legal advisory, drafting and advocacy services on property related matters ranging from landlord and tenant issues, trusts and sale of property to boundary disputes and social housing. Some of these areas are set out in more detail below.

Commercial landlord and tenant

We are instructed on all aspects of commercial leases, including:

  • Break clauses • Breaches of covenant
  • Claims for new tenancies under the 1954 Act
  • Dilapidations
  • Forfeiture and surrender
  • Guarantees and indemnities
  • Rent reviews
  • Repossessions
  • Terminations and the right to renewal
  • Professional negligence

One of our members, Jonathon Rushton, is author of ‘Commercial Leases - A Guide for New Businesses’, is a chapter in Jordans Business Start-up Pack (Jordan Publishing, 2015).

Residential landlord and tenant

We are instructed on various aspects of residential leases, including:

  • Anti social behaviour
  • Secure, Assured shorthold, and Assured tenancies
  • Dilapidations & Disrepair
  • Enfranchisement and lease extensions
  • Forfeiture
  • Nuisance, harassment, anti-social behaviour and injunctions
  • Non–contentious work
  • Rent Act tenancies
  • Rent deposits
  • Possession proceedings
  • Right–to–buy
  • Service charge disputes
  • Unlawful eviction

Sale of Land

We advise on a wide range of matters relating to land transactions, including:

  • Sale and purchase of land
  • Conditional sale agreements
  • Options to purchase
  • Land promotion agreements

Trusts and equitable interests

Many disputes in this area occur between unmarried co-habitees, family members, friends or business partners who purchase property together. The issues tend to centre around whether the parties are entitled to an equal share of the property, or hold it in unequal shares. We advise and act for parties in relation to claims where there is an express declaration of trust, and where there is no declaration of trust at the time the land was purchased.We are also instructed to advise and act in relation to claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (ToLATA), which gives the courts powers to determine disputes about the legal or beneficial ownership of land and entitlement to occupy the land.

Social Housing

We have also a group of members specialising in Social Housing and Homelessness cases. They deal with all issues normally arising, which include:

  • Possession actions
  • Homelessness and allocation
  • Provision of interim accommodation
  • Representation at County Court and Administrative Court in respect of challenges made to homelessness decisions.

Direct Access

Some of our members accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Public Access scheme.