The real estate sphere is fast moving and it is one of the most important sectors in the economy. We understand the commerciality of issues and law in respect of real estate. Our team is experienced in resolving disputes and disagreements that are part of the business of owning and/or occupying property.
Our services and support include, but is not limited to the following areas:
- Breach of contract
- Recovery of land
- Removal of caveats
- Partition of land
- Subdivision of property
- Joint venture disputes
- Termination of co-proprietorship
- Orders for specific performance
- Maintenance and service charge disputes; and Landlord and tenant issues including rental arrears
- forfeiture and lease renewals
Our experiences in the past include:
- Representing and advising clients on disputes relating to termination of co-proprietorship in properties;
- Representing and advising clients on landlord and tenant disputes relating to rent arrears, forfeiture and lease renewals
- Representing and advising clients on disputes relating to the execution of sale and purchase agreement of land;
- Representing and advising clients on breach of contracts relating to real estate;
- Representing and advising clients on partitioning and subdividing of land; and
- Liaising with property valuers.
Some of our notable past experiences are as follows:
- Termination of co-proprietorship in properties
- We represented several applicants who intended to terminate their co-proprietorship of a 4 storey building in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur (“Property”) by way of an order for sale. The co-proprietors have not been on speaking terms for more than a decade over the disputes and disagreements of their rights and entitlements in the Property. In the circumstances, the application was filed on the basis that the impasse between the co-proprietors made it necessary and expedient for the co-proprietorship be terminated.
- Partition of land
- We represented a co-proprietor of a land which has been divided into two (2) portions. On each portion stood a semi-detached house with a common boundary wall. The co-proprietor wished to partition the said land according to the established boundary of the land to obtain a separate register document of title for the semi-detached houses. The High Court found merits in our client’s application and allowed the partition.
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- We represented landlords by issuing Notice of Forfeiture against tenants who failed to pay rent and refused to vacate the premises. The Notice of Forfeiture demanded the tenants to make all payments due and owing to the landlords, failing which the tenancy agreement was deemed terminated.
- On the other hand, we also advised tenants in disputes where the landlords did not adhere to covenants stipulated in the tenancy agreements.