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Property litigation and advice constitutes a core offering from Ten Old Square, which is listed as a Leading Set for Property Litigation in the Legal 500.

Work undertaken ranges from ‘pure’ real estate work (such as rights of way, restrictive covenants, proprietary estoppel and disputes over beneficial ownership) to landlord and tenant (whether commercial, agricultural or residential, and including rent review, dilapidations and leasehold enfranchisement), and through to the many disputes involving land that arise from Chambers’ other specialties such as trusts, wills, partnership and commercial.

Our Property barristers are ranked Tier 5 in Property Litigation in Legal 500 2020: “Work undertaken by Ten Old Square includes commercial landlord and tenant disputes, rent review arbitrations, dilapidations, leasehold enfranchisement, estoppel, co-habitees, and trusts.”

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Contact our experienced Clerks to find out which Property barristers would be ideal for you. They have many years of experience and will ensure that you receive a premium service and advise on the suitability, availability and cost of instructing specialist Counsel.

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"Ten Old Square is an 'excellent set for property disputes' where the barristers are 'extremely helpful and responsive'."

Legal 500

"Ten Old Square attracts praise for its 'good variety of experience' and 'very rounded and practical advice provided by counsel'. It is a strong Chancery set with noteworthy expertise in partnership, trusts, probate and property disputes."

Legal 500

"A set that always seems to offer counsel at the right level of expertise, who meet deadlines and successfully manage client expectation."

Legal 500

"A good landlord and tenant set."

Legal 500

"The barristers represent good value for money."

Legal 500

Our Property Barristers’ Experience

Ten Old Square has a long and distinguished pedigree in this area.  Three current judges of the Land Registration Division of the First Tier Tribunal are former members of Ten Old Square and we have one of the current Conveyancing Counsel to the Court in Chambers (Gregory Hill).

Our Property barristers’ lay clients include developers, investment companies, local authorities, large commercial landlords and tenants including well-known shops and restaurant chains, as well as farmers and private landowners.

Property Frequently Asked Questions

How many members of Ten Old Square practice in Property?

A majority of members include Property as one of their specialisms, and Chambers can offer barristers at all levels of seniority, from Silk to Junior Tenant.

Do you cover all areas of Property work?

Yes, members of Ten Old Square can advise and represent clients in every possible facet of Property law. As well as the more mainstream areas listed above, we have specialists in mortgages, manorial rights, minerals, reverter of sites, and chancel repair liability.

What about professional negligence in the Property sphere?

We have great experience in representing claimants in professional negligence actions against professionals such as solicitors and surveyors arising out of property transactions and disputes.

Do you only deal in high-value disputes?

No, since we can offer barristers at all levels of call, we can assist in more modest matters as well as the high-value disputes of concern to commercial and wealthy clients.

Why instruct Ten Old Square?

Members of Chambers (and their clerks) pride themselves on their approachable manner, as well as their determination to provide the highest quality advice and advocacy in the Property field.

Areas of Property Expertise

  • Large commercial landlord and tenant disputes
  • Rent review arbitrations
  • Residential landlord and tenant matters
  • Dilapidations claims
  • High-value leasehold enfranchisement
  • Agricultural holdings and tenancies
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Trusts of land
  • Beneficial interest
  • Rights of co-habitees
  • Easements and highways
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Boundary disputes
  • Mortgages
  • Conveyancing
  • Registered land
  • Overage and planning agreements
  • Options and rights of pre-emption
  • Property-related insolvency law
  • Professional negligence, particularly of solicitors and surveyors
  • Town and country planning
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Building disputes
  • Property taxation, in particular stamp duty land tax
  • Manorial rights
  • Mines and minerals
  • Rent acts
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