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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

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 – Royal Assent

In 2018, the then Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid announced a “crackdown on unfairly sold practices” that would include setting ground rents on new long leases to zero and working with The Law Commission to make the process of purchasing a freehold or extending a lease of a flat “much easier, faster and cheaper”.

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.

Fire Safety Improvements – are landlords able to uprate the entrance doors to flats?

It may be necessary to uprate the front doors to flats from the access corridors, i.e. as a consequence of a fire risk assessment recommending such work.