New property disputes service unveiled for landlords

New property disputes service unveiled for landlords

A new property disputes service has launched for private landlords.

The new service from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) will allow both commercial and private landlords, and tenants of both sectors, to settle their property disputes.

The Property Disputes Appointments Service (CIArb-PDS) is said to be suitable for all commercial and residential property disputes providing a more cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation.

In addition, the new service, the first of its kind for the Institute, will deal with a variety of different issues including property and ownership interference; boundary or nuisance by noise; professional disputes claims against professionals for negligence; and general issues regarding easements and rights of way.

Anthony Abrahams, CIArb Director General, said: “The Institute has been offering alternative methods of settling disputes since 1915.

“Although many may view litigation as the way of resolving property disputes, the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution is on the rise and is invariably a more practical and flexible means of approach.”