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0333 344 5012

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Residential Landlord and Tenant

As a private landlord it is essential that you protect your investment whether you have a single rental property or a portfolio. The majority of the time you will have no issues but every now and then a dispute will arise with your tenants. That is just a natural consequence of renting out residential property. The most common disputes that arise involve payment (or rather non-payment) of the rent and carrying out repairs to the property.


When a tenant doesn’t pay the rent, it is vital that you take action quickly before the situation escalates and effects your cash flow. The obligations on Landlords are becoming increasingly onerous. You must make sure that you have complied with your obligations from the start of the tenancy to ensure that you can take action if a problem arises during the tenancy.


We are experts in this ever-changing area of law and are there to advise you and guide you on the most appropriate action to take. Our advice covers:

  • Actions for trespass
  • Advising on your obligations
  • Boundary disputes
  • Claims for adverse possession
  • Claims for disrepair
  • Co-ownership disputes and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 2002
  • Dealing with damage to property
  • Dealing with disputes over deposits
  • Disputes concerning buying the freehold (collective enfranchisement)
  • Easements, rights of way and rights to light
  • Ending a tenancy agreement
  • Enforcement of security over property
  • Evicting squatters
  • Evicting tenants
  • Flood claims
  • Lease extension disputes
  • Nuisance claims
  • Party wall disputes 
  • Possession claims
  • Property-related insolvency
  • Recovering rent arrears
  • Residential Property Tribunal Applications
  • Service charge disputes

Recent cases that we have dealt with include:


  • Obtaining possession of a property when a tenant had got into significant rent arrears. We served all the appropriate notices to bring the tenancy to an end, drafted the Court proceedings, attended the Court hearing to obtain the possession order and judgment for the rent arrears and liaised with the Council regarding the rehousing of the tenant


  • Advising a landlord with regards to his obligations to keep the property in repair and to carry out repairs to essential services to the property


  • Advising a landlord of his obligations with regarding to providing his tenant with information at the start of the tenancy and protecting the deposit with a deposit protection scheme


  • Advising a landlord on the steps he could take to end a tenancy agreement where the tenant had been misusing and causing damage to the property


  • Advising landlords where trespassers had taken occupation and ways to evict them


For further information on how we can help you call our Consultant Solicitor Tracey Ashford on 0333 344 5012 or out of office hours on 07914 897137. Or view our enquiries page.