The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has announced plans to launch a new property disputes service in May 2013, the Property Disputes Appointments Service (CIArb-PDS). The new confidential service will allow commercial and private landlords and tenants to settle their property disputes by arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), offering a cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation. The service 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.
General issues regarding easements and rights of way.