Becoming a private landlord remains an attractive proposition for many people, but purchasing a property that is subject to an existing tenancy, or with a view to letting it out, carries with it certain legal requirements and responsibilities which you, as the landlord, cannot avoid.
More often than not, it's a failure to follow to the letter all the many rules, regulations and increasing legal obligations and responsibilities imposed on private landlords that leads to disputes.
The best way to avoid such disputes is to ensure that everything is done correctly in the first place - from the contents of the tenancy agreement and the prescribed information to using approved deposit protection schemes, compliance with 'right to rent' checks or the accurate and timely service of Section 8 or Section 21 notices for repossession.
Our friendly, approachable and expert landlord and tenant team collectively has over 20 years' experience in providing legal services and advice to private landlords on all residential tenancy issues. Our experts are acknowledged by The Guild of Letting and Management to be among the best in the business.
Our expertise covers the full spectrum of all the problems that may crop up in any landlord-tenant relationship, such as:
- drafting of tenancy agreements;
- issuing of legal notices;
- traditional or accelerated possession proceedings;
- forfeiture proceedings;
- High Court enforcement;
- tenant eviction;
- pursuing debts; and
- landlord defence.
We pride ourselves in our excellent service and our clients appreciate the fact that we work hard to avoid them facing difficulties in the first place and strive to fix things quickly if problems do arise.