Property Including Landlord & Tenant
Mark Twain famously said "Buy land – they’re not making it any more." Whatever the merits of this advice, ownership of land engenders strong feelings which fuel or underpin many disputes. Property is so much part of our everyday lives.
Most of us are homeowners or residential tenants. We go to work in offices, shops, factories and warehouses. Much of our leisure time is spent in the built environment.
Examples of property disputes include:
- Rights of way
- Development and overage agreements
- Commercial and residential landlord and tenant
- Service charge
- Repairing obligations and dilapidations
- Planning and land use
- Construction and building disputes
The outcome of litigation is never certain, and this is particularly true of disputes arising from the occupation of land and buildings, where there will be a number of factual and legal issues, which could go back a number of years. A mediated settlement gives the parties certainty and allows them to bring a difficult episode in their lives to a conclusion on terms they can live with going forward.
ANM Property Special Interest Group
In recognition of the particular needs of those involved in property disputes, the Association of Northern Mediators has created a Property Special Interest group of Mediators with specialist knowledge of the issues that are likely to arise and experience of mediating this type of dispute.
Property Mediators are drawn predominantly from the legal and surveying professions. Lawyers – both barristers and solicitors – with specialist experience and surveyors with expertise in land ownership, construction, development and landlord and tenant issues, are able to mediate the full range of property disputes.
The convenor of the property group is surveyor firstname.lastname@example.org
and he would be pleased to answer any enquiry.