Landlord responsibilities and the complexities of the landlord-tenant relationship can result in landlords dealing with many challenging situations and needing expert legal advice on the complexities of Landlord and Tenant Law.
Our team of Landlord and Tenant Solicitors offer a comprehensive service for landlords. Taking a clear and practical approach, we will ensure that you receive the specialist legal advice you need.
Initial Telephone Discussion
We have extensive experience in dealing with landlord legal matters, including:
- Collection of rent arrears.
- Defending disrepair claims.
- New leases.
- Possession claims and eviction.
- Tenancy agreements.
We can also assist in reviewing and drafting any documentation needed from the moment the tenant enters negotiations to lease a property to the time the tenant vacates the premises.
Our team of Landlord and Tenant Solicitors can assist you in drafting a comprehensive Tenancy Agreement to protect your interests.
A Tenancy Agreement allows a landlord to set out their expectations of the tenant and the tenancy conditions, as well as specifying the amount of rent, the length of the Tenancy Agreement and the notice needed to end the Agreement.
The purpose of a Tenancy Agreement is to protect both landlord and tenant by helping to avoid any misunderstandings or tenancy disputes during or at the termination of the tenancy.
As Tenancy Agreements are a legal contract between landlord and tenant, it is always sensible to have them carefully reviewed before they are signed. Once a Tenancy Agreement has been signed, both landlord and tenant are bound by the terms, provided the terms are consistent with relevant landlord and tenant legislation. For example, a Tenancy Agreement cannot say that the tenant will be responsible for gas safety checks or that the tenant agrees to the landlord retaining the tenancy deposit, rather than placing the deposit in an approved deposit scheme.
With substantial experience in handling landlord and tenant matters, we understand all the landlord and tenant problem areas and how to best manage them in a clear and comprehensive Tenancy Agreement.
Collecting Rent Arrears
Our team have the experience to advise landlords on the most efficient and effective methods of recovering unpaid rent arrears. Options for rent arrears recovery include issuing a Section 8 Notice as formal notification of a breach of the Tenancy Agreement, applying for a Possession Order and a Warrant for Possession if the tenant fails to leave.
Whilst our goal is to recover the rent arrears a landlord is owed as quickly as possible, we understand the balance between being forceful enough to obtain outstanding rent and preserving the landlord and tenant relationship if a landlord prefers to continue the Tenancy Agreement rather than evict the tenant and re-let the premises.
If a landlord and tenant dispute has escalated to the stage of eviction, our team will advise on landlord rights in relation to possession and eviction. It is essential that the correct legal procedure is followed. The procedure and notice requirements depend on the grounds for eviction.
If you want to regain possession of a tenanted property, we can discuss whether you have the legal grounds for possession, the notice required, and take action on your behalf by applying for a Possession Order from the Court and, if necessary, applying for a Warrant for Possession.
Our Landlord and Tenant Solicitors have an excellent grasp of the complexities of Landlord and Tenant Law and combine that with pragmatic solution focussed advice.
Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For more complex or uncertain projects, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved and keep you updated throughout the matter.
How to get in contact
Our Landlord and Tenant Solicitors are on hand to provide expert advice and assist you wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 01256 460830 or email [email protected].
Our offices are based in Basingstoke and we assist clients across the country.
We aim to keep legal jargon to a minimum and guide you through the process in a manner that is easy to understand.
Our highly-skilled solicitors offer tailored, strategic solutions to even the most complex matters, ensuring you receive the guidance and support you need.
We will be by your side throughout every stage of the process and will provide you with regular updates and advice along the way.
We communicate thoroughly with you from the outset to ensure that we fully understand your individual needs. This allows us to accurately quote for your matter leaving you without any unexpected surprises and fees further down the line.
We provide our clients with a concise and transparent breakdown of costs from the outset of the matter and throughout any subsequent stages. This enables you to build faith and trust in us early on to form a lasting relationship.
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