Real Estate

Our real estate specialist barristers work across the whole spectrum of this area of law, including both commercial and residential issues related to property, tenants and landlords.


The group has wide-ranging expertise including Real Property work, which includes:

  • Disputes involving contracts for the sale and purchase of land
  • Development and funding of property purchase and land acquisition, including conditional contracts and options
  • Mortgages and land charges
  • Conveyancing disputes, including claims for Specific Performance
  • Land interests, including easements, restrictive covenants (including applications for their discharge and modification in the Lands Tribunal), highways, village greens and commons
  • Claims for the possession of land
  • Adverse possession
  • Beneficial interest disputes – all types of constructive and resulting trusts, proprietary estoppel claims
  • Nuisance, trespass, boundary questions
  • Compensation claims.

Landlord and Tenant work includes:

  • Business tenancies, including termination and renewal, break clauses, service charge disputes, rent and rent review and disrepair and dilapidations claim
  • Residential and housing, including forfeiture and possession, breach of covenant and rent claims
  • Leasehold enfranchisement - generally long tenancies
  • Agricultural tenancies
  • Interaction of property law with other areas of practice, such as insolvency, commercial, family and planning.


No5 Chambers is a highly regarded set that offers capabilities in a variety of real estate disputes. Its barristers advise on matters including adverse possession claims, beneficial interest disputes and restrictive covenants. The barristers have experience handling matters for developers, private individuals, agricultural landowners and tenants, and a wide range of other local and national businesses. One solicitor describes the set as "my first choice for the reliability of counsel, ease of access and promptness of response."
Chambers UK 2021

No5 Chambers possesses a dedicated property team capable of meeting the advocacy needs of local authorities and developers. Members of the set handle a wide range of matters including land sale and purchase disputes, conveyancing issues and specific performance claims. Their cases concern various kinds of property including residential, commercial and religious buildings. A notable recent instruction was Lea v Ward, which related to the extent of an agricultural right of way through a residential development. "Very professional, approachable, efficient and helpful." 
Chambers UK 2019

No5 Barristers Chambers’ expertise in property law spans proprietary estoppel, rights of way, conveyancing disputes, restrictive covenants, and landlord and tenant disputes pertaining to commercial and residential properties.
Legal 500 2019

Related articles

On 14 December 2022, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Hudson v Hathway [2022] EWCA Civ 1648...

Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023
No5 Barristers' Chambers is delighted to announce that Jonathon Ruston has joined the Business & Property Group...

Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022
Alex Mellis shares his experiences of Remote Hearings with 12 steps to better Remote hearings...

Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021