3PB’s Property and Estates Group consists of over 30 practising members, from Queen’s Counsel to specialist pupils. They appear regularly in appellate and first instance Courts and Tribunals. Our clients range from developers, FTSE 250 companies, and management companies to individuals (increasingly by Direct Access). We also act for large insurers for whom 3PB are panel members, local authorities and Registered Providers of social housing.

The Group offers a full service across the real estate sphere, from development to landlord & tenant disputes (residential and commercial).

In real property, the Group is regularly involved in matters such as boundary disputes (incl. trespass, nuisance and easements), adverse possession, land registration, co-ownership disputes (TOLATA), conveyancing disputes, enforcement and discharge of restrictive covenants, and planning (incl. registering/opposing Assets of Community Value). The Group deals often with mortgages, charges and orders for sale. We are frequently instructed in property damage cases, and several Group members also have considerable expertise on the Party Wall, Etc. Act 1996.

Within landlord & tenant, the Group offers specific expertise in management, service charge and other leasehold disputes (including enfranchisement), homelessness and social housing (including ASBI and ASBO applications), 1954 Act terminations and renewals, and dilapidations.

We also offer practitioners with extensive experience and expertise advising and representing in Private Client and similar matters. This encompasses probate (both contentious and non-contentious), wills and Inheritance Act claims; and insolvency related to property, particularly where LPA receivers are involved.

3PBs team also offer and Private Client Litigation.  Regularly instructed by beneficiaries, executors, trustees and other interested parties,

We are very proud that two members of the Group recently authored a book, Restrictions on the Use of Land, published by Wildy & Co, a compendium intended to provide the busy practitioner with a guide to almost anything that impinges on land ownership and transactions.

Legal 500 UK Bar Directory 2018/19 - South Eastern circuit says: "3PB’s property team has solid expertise in commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters; boundary disputes and TOLATA cases are also prominent in the group’s workload."

Head of Group

Matthew Cannings

Telephone: 0117 928 1520

Practice Director

Mark Heath

Telephone: 0117 928 1520

Deputy Group Head (Property)

Louise Worton

Telephone: 01865 793 736

Deputy Group Head (Probate)

Lydia Pemberton

Telephone: 01865 793 736 / 0121 289 4333