Residential Landlord & Tenant Disputes
For Landlords, the private rented sector is rapidly becoming a good means of securing a reasonable investment income while at the same time preserving capital growth. A landlord needs protection from the occasional tenant who fails to pay rent or otherwise breaches their commitments under the tenancy. Landlords must be aware of their responsibilities when taking a deposit, otherwise they risk being ordered to pay three times the deposit to the tenant. Early intervention will probably result in a saving in terms of costs and time later on.
Tenants need to be aware of the type of tenancy in place and how much protection this provides. They also need to know the best means to secure the return of any deposit at the end of the tenancy. Tenants need clear advice about their rights to enjoy the property free of harassment and interruption from the landlord.
Areas of Expertise:
- Recovery of possession – commercial and residential
- Recovery of rent
- Recovery of service charges
- Forfeiture claims
- Defending possession proceedings
- Taking action for unlawful eviction and harassment
- Recovering deposits
- Lease renewals