Common time limits for property disputes lawyers
Common time limits for property disputes lawyers

The following Property Disputes guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Common time limits for property disputes lawyers

This Practice Note details the deadlines for carrying out some of the more common tasks for property disputes lawyers, together with links to further information. It is not an exhaustive list of the deadlines that might apply to each area mentioned, and gives only brief details. Reference should be made to the further information for full details of the law and practice in each case.

For further information on limitation periods generally, see Practice Notes: Limitation—the principal limitation periods and Limitation Act 1980—general application.

Step required Time limit Reference Further information
Limitation periods for common court proceedings      
Court proceedings for recovery of rent (including sums reserved as rent) Six years from date on which arrears became due section 19 of the Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980) See Practice Note: Recovering rent arrears.
Court proceedings for breach of lease other than non-payment of rent 12 years if lease made by deed; otherwise six