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Helping you get the result you want

2014-09-24 06:31:44

Are you locked in a dispute about your property or a project? These can be difficult to resolve between two parties who both believe they’re in the right, but we can help. We provide independent, expert advice and can explain where the dispute stands in legal terms.

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Landlord and tenant disputes

Along with party wall disputes, landlords and tenants are one of the most common sources of disagreement. Such disputes – often involving a quarrel over whose responsibility it is to carry out repairs – are often easily resolved simply through careful examination of the contract. If not, we can help by negotiating terms that are acceptable for both parties.

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Reports and proof

Disputes often arise because neither party has adequate proof; we change that. We’ll produce schedules of dilapidation, which are particularly effective alongside schedules of condition from before the alleged damage. If you’ve had us create risk assessments, Party Wall Awards, insurance surveys and so on, we’ll produce these documents in your defence as well. We’ll compile our reports in accordance with CPR rules.

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Expert witness

We’ll do all we can to keep your dispute out of the courts. However, if the issue can’t be resolved any other way, we’ll support you in court as well. Any document we produce for you will be admissible in court, and we are available to stand as expert witnesses in your defence. We are often available at very short notice; contact us as soon as possible to increase your chances of booking us for your court date.

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For help effectively resolving property disputes, email us today on info@smithbaxter.co.uk


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