Do you have a relative who has outstayed their welcome in a property that is held in a family trust? Do you need help to remove them?

In the world of property law, complexities often arise that require the expertise of legal professionals. One such complex area is Trust of Land and Trustee Act (TOLATA) work. Greg Rollingson, a director solicitor at A R Brown & Co in Worthing, is experienced in helping clients navigate the intricate legal landscape of TOLATA.

His primary focus? Assisting clients in recovering properties held in family trusts that are occupied by individuals who have, in one way or another, outstayed their welcome.

In this blog, we will delve into the intricacies of TOLATA work and shed light on how Greg’s expertise can be instrumental in resolving such challenging property disputes.

Understanding TOLATA

The Trust of Land and Trustee Act 1996 (TOLATA) is a piece of UK legislation that deals with disputes related to trusts involving land. It provides a legal framework for individuals seeking to resolve disputes over property rights when a property is subject to a trust. Such disputes often occur within families, especially when a property held in a trust is occupied by a family member who was initially given permission to stay but has since overstayed their welcome.

Your TOLATA Expert

Greg is a senior solicitor with extensive experience in TOLATA cases. He understands the emotional and financial toll these disputes can take on families and individuals.

When Do You Need TOLATA Assistance?

If you find yourself in any of the following situations, it may be time to seek expert advice:

  • Co-ownership disputes: You co-own a property with someone, and disagreements have arisen regarding its use, occupation, or sale.
  • Beneficiary rights: You are a beneficiary of a trust, and you believe your rights regarding a trust property are not being honoured.
  • Occupancy disputes: A family member or another individual has overstayed their welcome in a property held within a family trust, and you need legal assistance to regain control.
  • Trustee responsibilities: You are a trustee and face challenges in managing trust property, including disputes over its use or sale.
  • Property disputes: You are involved in a property dispute that revolves around a trust, and you require legal representation to protect your interests.

How Can We Help

Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to TOLATA cases. Here’s how he can assist you:

  • Expert advice: We will carefully assess your case, provide expert legal advice, and help you understand your rights and options.
  • Mediation: Where appropriate, we will explore mediation as a means to resolve the dispute amicably, saving you time and money.
  • Litigation: If necessary, we will represent you in court, ensuring that your interests are vigorously defended.
  • Property recovery: our team specialises in helping clients regain control of properties held in family trusts, even when individuals have outstayed their welcome.
  • Cost-effective solutions: our team is committed to providing cost-effective legal solutions tailored to your specific circumstances.

Property disputes involving family trusts can be emotionally and legally complex. Greg is your trusted ally when it comes to TOLATA work.

If you find yourself entangled in such a dispute, don’t hesitate to seek his expertise. He can help you navigate the intricate legal landscape with confidence, knowing that your rights and interests are in capable hands. You can contact Greg by email at or by telephone on 01903 237118.