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Specialists in London Property Law

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One of London's leading property law firms

The Company

Ashley Wilson Solicitors is an established, boutique law firm specialising in London property law. We offer unrivalled personal service and extensive expertise developed over 30 years since our inception by senior partner Tony Wilson.

Operating from our offices in London Bridge and South Kensington we offer our services to residential, commercial and corporate clientele who require a prompt and efficient service to complete their conveyancing processes as well as a range of additional and related activities including litigation, commercial property matters, Wills, Trusts and Probate.

Our dynamic team offer an energetic approach and believe in providing the highest quality service for our clients and delivering on agreed objectives at minimal cost and disruption.

Capabilities

Our capabilities span a range of property law related areas and our team of experienced solicitors can provide you with the expert level of advice you require across the full spectrum of your property portfolio.

Residential conveyancing naturally forms a large part of our work and due to the nature of property in the capital, we are able to act on your behalf in all aspects of your property. We act for both landlords and tenants in the creation and management of tenancy agreements, dispute resolution and litigation as well as personal estate and equity based legal services.

From a commercial standpoint our expertise covers both corporate and business property portfolio management, commercial property conveyancing as well as litigation and contract disputes between landlords and commercial entities.

Our Focus
Residential Conveyancing
Litigation
Corporate Law
Wills, Trust & Probate
Lease Extensions
Collective Enfranchisement

Legal Updates

Right to Manage – is a breach of the statutory framework fatal?

The right to manage is simple in concept but unfortunately complex in its application as there are a lot of procedural hurdles that participating flat owners can fall at and this can lead to litigation as of course their landlord needs to be sure whether management will validly vest.  Consequently there are a huge number of cases taken by landlords challenging the validity of claims which some might find surprising.

Building Safety Act 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022 (the Act) came into force on 28 June 2022. It created new financial protections around the cost of remediation of historical safety defects for leaseholders of buildings at or above 11 metres or five storeys with historical safety defects.

While flat owners who benefit from this protection will welcome this unfortunately there are problems around the conveyancing process as it adjusts to the effect of the complex new rules which may adversely affect the sales process and the Government overlooked the effect of the legislation on flat owners extending their leases.

Good news for shared ownership lessees

Earlier this summer Mark Loveday of Tanfield Chambers was successful in the Court of Appeal on a key point which could affect hundreds of thousands of existing shared ownership lessees and more in the future.

The case of Avon Ground Rents v Canary Gateway concerned the lessees of Canary Gateway and their lengthy attempt to take over the management of their building using the Right to Manage process. They started their claim in 2019 pre covid and several First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal decisions later found themselves in the Court of Appeal on this specific point.