Whether you are a home owner or a landlord, property disputes are often unavoidable and can arise out of anything. Our highly skilled team of property litigation solicitors operating across Birmingham and Solihull are here to help when you need us most.

Issues can range from, unclear or ambiguous deeds, negligent conveyancing, to a tenant’s failure to pay rent

Our property litigation team acts for a broad range of clients from home owners to landlords. We know that different clients have different objectives and varying levels of resources to devote to resolving a dispute.

Because of our experience and expertise we can recognise and appreciate your needs and find a pragmatic solution, so as to minimise or remove any interference with your property interests. Where possible we will try to end any dispute without litigation.

We can help you

  • Forfeit or take possession of either commercial or residential properties
  • Recover rent or service charges
  • Resolve a boundary dispute
  • Deal with dilapidations and disrepair issues
  • Deal with other breaches of a lease
  • Resolve issues relating to occupier’s liability/defective premises
  • Rectify a mistake at the Land Registry
  • Resolve disputes concerning rights of way, rights of light or disputes over easements and rights to park
  • Resolve nuisance issues
  • Resolve subsidence issues
  • Seek an order for Sale of Property
  • Bring a claim against Solicitors, surveyors or other property related professionals for negligence
  • Purchase your freehold (enfranchisement)
  • Make an applications to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal
  • Form a Right to Manage Company and serve all relevant notices
  • Take action for trespass, adverse possession or recovery of possession from unlawful occupiers and squatters
  • Resolve a purchaser/vendor dispute, including notices to complete and forfeiture of deposits
  • Challenge or enforce freehold restrictive covenants
  • Serve notice under the Party Wall Act or respond to a notice


Kevin Lynch, Contentious Probate, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitors Birmingham
Kevin Lynch

Partner, Contentious Probate & Property Litigation

Nigel Wood, Commercial Litigation, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitors Birmingham
Nigel Wood

Consultant, Dispute Resolution

Alpesh Patel, Coley & Tilley, Litigation
Alpesh Patel

Senior Associate, Property Litigation

Katie Briggs
Katie Briggs

Associate Solicitor, Property Litigation

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at law@wilkes.co.uk or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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