Our real property team advises and represents clients in the full spectrum of land law matters, such as conveyancing disputes, mortgages and property finance, restrictive covenants and easements as well as all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant law and disputes involving private sector residential leaseholds.
Members act for landowners, developers and landlords in relation to all aspects of commercial and residential property.
The property team has extensive experience in advising in all aspects of land ownership, including ancillary considerations around licensing, environmental and planning enforcement and regulation, and the structuring of leases and medium to large property portfolios.
Our team of specialist barristers are able to appear in all courts and specialist tribunals including the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber.
Members are also frequently instructed in non-contentious matters, providing focused and effective advice, including the interpretations of leases, transfers, contracts and development agreements.
Our areas of specialism include:
- Applications for orders for Sale
- Applications under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992
- Applications under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
- Boundary disputes
- Claims for disrepair
- Housing (including cases where there are allegations of anti-social behaviour)
- Leasehold litigation (including but not limited to determination of service charges, right to manage, lease variations and leasehold enfranchisement)
- Litigation concerning rentcharges and estate rentcharges
- Mortgage disputes including technical defences
- Residential Landlord and Tenant
This set comes recommended for its members' expertise in children and matrimonial finance matters. The children cases range across both public and private law work, and include those concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and fabricated illness. On the financial side, the set's barristers demonstrate the ability to act in substantial financial remedies cases as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters.~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020
Stour Chambers has 'a range of barristers at different levels suited for different cases'. Members continue to be instructed in complex multi-day cases in the public law space, where it provides 'expert counsel' across Kent and further afield involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and extreme neglect. On the family finance front, Elizabeth Spence is a go-to barrister for high-value cases with issues of minority shareholdings and opponents deploying hostile litigation tactics.~ Legal 500 Bar Guide 2021