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13 August 2019

Most common causes of property disputes revealed

Disputes over bricks and mortar are on the rise. The Property Ombudsman scheme received 16% more complaints than in the previous year and real estate solicitors and barristers claim that they are busier than ever.

The most common cases have involved issues relating to buying agents, Airbnb, leasehold ownership, property fraud, noise nuisance and break clauses.

Simon Painter, partner in BDB Pitmans’ litigation team, comments on property fraud cases his team have seen. While the Land Registry has stated that it has prevented 279 fraudulent registrations since 2009, not everyone is so lucky and in these cases, there is a redress scheme for those who have suffered.

The full article is available to subscribers of The Times, here.

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