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ODT Solicitors was formed in 1998, and since its inception has grown year on year to develop a strong reputation as a leading property law firm in the South East of England. We have a particular specialism in relation to leasehold enfranchisement – buying your freehold and obtaining lease extensions – and landlord and tenant law. In relation to issues concerned with doubling ground rents and the conveyancing of leasehold houses we are working with solicitor Mari Knowles, of Leasehold Law, who has spoken at LKP’s Westminster events before the All Party Parliamentary Group on leasehold reform.
ODT Solicitors are based in central Brighton and aim to shed the clichéd image of firms of solicitors. Our aim is to offer a dynamic, friendly and personal approach to all of our clients. Our firm is small enough to ensure that you can benefit personally from our one-to-one service on everyday matters, but is also experienced enough to deal with those larger problems as and when they do arise.
Our firm is a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).
Paul Barnes heads our litigation team. He has established a reputation for being an effective property litigator acting for clients across the UK. With a particular focus on landlord and tenant litigation, Paul acts for leaseholders in relation to a range of property disputes including:
Residential service charge disputes (most commonly including disputes relating to large scale projects of major works and the s.20 consultation procedure)
Applications for the variation of residential leases
Paul appears regularly before the High Court, the County Court and the First / Upper Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and generally conducts his own advocacy.