Real Estate Disputes
Real Estate Disputes in UAE
Disagreements and disputes are part of estate management and ownership, and their resolution must be approached in a methodical manner: analyzing associated risks, weighing rewards, and advocating a resolution/result that’s both effective and efficient.
The property dispute attorneys of HHS Lawyers are some of the recognized professionals that can handle matters related to real estate conflicts, regardless of the complexity and size. Known for being highly skilled and assertive litigators, our team specializes in arbitrations, mediations, and other property dispute resolution alternatives. When litigation is inevitable, the cases of our clients are pursued with professionalism, expertise, and vigor in equal measure.Enquire Now
Disputes over legal boundaries of properties can be complicated as each party involved believes that there is sufficient evidence as to where the exact boundary between properties fall. With our help, you have experts to back you in a variety of complications you may be facing, including but not limited to:
- Replacement or removal of boundaries
- Professional negligence, which happens when property solicitors fail in making sure boundaries are correctly marked on plans before property is registered or sold
- Inaccuracies between different sets of legal documentation
- Agreements between the previous owners of properties that slightly change boundary’s location
- Changes due to change in natural resources, including rivers and streams
- Landscaping work or construction undertaken by previous property occupants which deliberately or unknowingly caused changes to boundary line
- Refurbishment of residential properties, which may involve extensions or subterranean work, leading to dispute over party wall or boundary.
In many cases, real estate disputes arise due to one property owner encroaching boundary lines, as well as the neighbor’s land. Although this happens innocently as the owner or occupant may not be aware of the correct boundary line, it can also be a deliberate action to acquire rights over a certain piece of land. The highly qualified real estate dispute attorneys of HHS Lawyers can assist if you are locked in a conflict with another party and you plan on moving towards a resolution.
Disputes over right of way and access
Apart from disputes on boundary lines, we also handle cases involving conflicts over access or right of way. When a right of way is not defined properly or there is confusion between neighbors on the extent of a property owner's right of way, it often results to a dispute. Our experts will provide legal advice on relevant issues, including adverse possession claims and breach of covenant.
Other areas of experience and expertise:
Our inhouse legal consultants can provide support in evicting trespassers or unlawful occupiers of your property. We help ensure you react efficiently and quickly to secure your land
Overage contract, restrictive covenants, and development disputes
Whether our property dispute attorneys are working for landowners or developers, we advise about a covenant’s enforceability that may affect land ownership and management. Our experts also work alongside construction companies in settling disputes that arise on overage payments following the completion of a project
Our real estate experts are capable of formulating strategies and providing advice on every aspect of commercial properties, including lease renewals (opposed and unopposed), disrepair and dilapidations, rent reviews, forfeiture of leases, and early lease termination with service of break options, for effective estate management as occupiers or owners
We advise on new lease or freehold disputes where parties can’t agree to terms of acquisition
Managing tenant issues
Our property dispute lawyers can act for tenants and landlords in various kinds of disputes relevant to rent arrears, property condition, breach of tenancy contract, and deposit protection
Jointly owned property
Our experts can advise and support settlements between property owners on the sale or management of jointly owned properties;
Assured shorthold tenancies
We are adept at dealing with assured shorthold tenancy disputes. Our solutions include the drafting and review of tenancy agreements with the aim to eliminate possible problem areas
Insolvency advisory to landlords
Many tenants experience difficulties in cash flow, so we assist landlords to put them in positions where they can secure rental payments and prevent rental voids. Such circumstances require pragmatism, which is why we often find ourselves providing support and advice about the insolvency of tenants including liquidation or administration, as well as options that are available for landlords which depend on the kind or nature of insolvency in question.
The lawyers and legal consultants of HHS Lawyers specializing in real estate disputes pride themselves in offering effective, honest, and realistic solutions in helping resolve cases. The team is known to be upfront and transparent from the outset on all its services, including processes and fees. Call us today as we’ll happily assist you on all matters related to real estate disputes in the UAE.