Mediation is a confidential, facilitative and voluntary process in which parties to a dispute attempt to reach a mutually acceptable agreement to resolve the dispute, with the assistance of a mediator. It is a process in which an independent, neutral Mediator assists two or more disputing parties in resolving their dispute in a shared, consensual manner.
Ann – Marie is a qualified mediator with The Mediator’s Institute of Ireland (MII) https://www.themii.ie/members/profile/3109
Either party in a dispute may initiate and request mediation services, provided both parties have mutually and voluntarily agreed to pursue dispute resolution.
The property market is characterised by a considerably high conflict potential. While a number of factors contribute to conflicts, some disputes are related to conflicts between:
- Buyer & Seller
- Investor and Financing Partner
- Landlord & Tenant
- Neighbouring Dwellings
- Family Estates
- Property Owner & Service Providers
- Developers & Authorities
Conflicts in the real estate sector can rapidly engender obstinate positioning on both sides. A focus on purely legal aspects of a conflict typically excludes alternative solutions. Such a focus may lead to possibly long-term and costly litigation with an open end.
The selection of a suitable mediator is key to any conflict resolution. Property disputes can be complex and it is important to have a skilled and knowledgeable mediator. Having extensive property market experience is a benefit to the parties in a dispute.
Since real estate is a reputation-sensitive sector that places great emphasis on long-term partnerships, mediation can create significant value in dispute situations.