Thirsk Winton LLP

Legal & Beneficial Ownership Disputes

We advise on disputes concerning real estate of the following nature:-

Legal ownership of real estate
  • Remedying situations in which a party is wrongly named on or omitted from HM Land Registry title registers.
Beneficial ownership of real estate
  • Clarifying the extent of parties’ respective beneficial interests (for example the balance due from the net proceeds of a sale)
Unravelling complex trusts of land
  • The registers at HM Land Registry often do not provide any information with regard to the beneficial ownership of land
  • Careful examination of historic documentation can clarify the position.
Orders for sale of property
  • Problems can arise when two co-owners have differing objectives in connection with a property
  • In certain circumstances we can assist in obtaining an order for sale or transfer from the court.
Non-performance of contractual obligations
  • Breach of contractual obligations relating to real estate often result in major financial consequences for the creditor party (for example a co-owner, landlord or mortgage lender).
  • Swift action to remedy that breach and recover lost sums is required and we can assist in that respect.