Paul Tapsell's Property & Land Law Cases

Acting for a tenant in an informal lease arrangement

Paul acted on a Direct Public Access basis for the tenant in a case involving a lease renewal for a riding stables and livery yard and accommodation. The original lease amounted to an informal family cash arrangement which had been varied with additional land and buildings incorporated into the agreement over a period of over Continue reading

Possession claim involving a nuisance behaviour

Paul acted for the local authority in a possession claim arising from nuisance behaviour by a tenant. The tenant raised a defence involving Human Rights issues and referring to their considerable vulnerabilities (including mental health and pregnancy) and alleged that the local authority were, or should have been, aware of the tenant’s condition from the Continue reading

Reclaiming investment in property improvements

Paul acted for an individual who wished to reclaim his contribution towards the costs of improvements to a property owned by his former partner (girlfriend); the client had invested a considerable sum towards the works to the property and lent his partner cash sums on the basis that he would be repaid from the proceeds Continue reading

Residential boundary dispute

Paul was instructed on a Direct Public Access basis by lay clients (assisted by their surveyor) in connection with a dispute as to the precise location of the rear boundary between two residential properties. There was a history of encroachment and threatening behaviour by the neighbouring property owner, including the removal of an established hedge Continue reading

Boundary dispute on agricultural land

Paul was instructed on a Direct Public Access basis by the owners of a field adjoining a house in a hearing to determine damages, following a preliminary finding that the clients had trespassed on a neighbouring development site. The neighbour claimed a sum in excess of £0.5 m for the loss of development value of Continue reading

Boundary dispute over listed building frontage

Paul acted for the Respondent in a dispute involving the determination of the boundary between two properties in a listed terrace of Georgian houses. This case, an illustration of how emotive and frustrating boundary issues can become, arose over the colour of approximately 6 feet of building frontage. Paul was initially instructed in the County Continue reading