Landlord & Tenant
Landlord and Tenant Legal Services
Landlord and Tenant law is governed by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 which applies to both domestic and commercial premises. It sets out the basic requirements of both a landlord and a tenant. This area of property law can often be complex and both landlords and tenants can face unpredictable and complex challenges. We can provide expert landlord and tenant legal services on all areas of commercial and residential property for both landlord and tenants.
Our specialist and dedicated team of landlord and tenant solicitors can assist you through the ever changing maze of landlord and tenant legislation across all sectors of the commercial and residential real estate market. We work hard to ensure that our advice is practical, jargon-free and cost-effective at all times.
We advise both residential and commercial landlords on all areas of the law from offering initial landlord advice and assistance to handling successful court proceedings should a dispute arise. We can help you to understand fixed term, or statutory periodic assured short-hold tenancies, Rent Act tenancies and assured tenancies. We can provide you with a wide range of advice including:
- Advice and assistance throughout the term of a tenancy
- Drafting, preparing and reviewing Tenancy Agreements and guarantees
- Management issues including renewals, rent reviews, subletting, alterations and assignments
- Advising on tenant’s deposits, and the different schemes
- Advising about repairing and maintenance obligations, fire regulations, gas safety and electrical safety requirements, tax, houses in multiple occupation
- Assisting with ending the tenancy
- Maximising income and funding options
Landlord and Tenant Disputes
Whilst the overall relationship between a landlord and tenant is governed by a lease or tenancy agreement, it is important for such an agreement to be correctly drafted and in the event of a dispute this agreement will need to be interpreted enabling full and proper advice to be provided.
Should a dispute arise, expert legal advice should be sought at the earliest stage to ensure that a practical solution is sought as soon as possible. Disputes of this nature can become very complex, and our expert landlord and tenant team will work with you to guide you through the dispute resolution process, representing you in the courts should the need arise. We can provide practical solutions, settlement, negotiation and litigation services for both landlords and tenants on a range of residential and commercial property disputes including:
- Breach of tenancy agreement or lease
- Eviction process
- Recover arrears of rent and costs
- Non return or protection of a deposit
- Failure to maintain the premises
- Possession or repossession
- Service charge or ground rent disputes
Alternative Dispute Resolution
In most cases we recommend resolving matters amicably where possible, rather than incur the cost of court proceedings, so if we believe this is an appropriate solution for your landlord and tenant dispute, we will discuss with you the route of alternative dispute resolution.
Not only can resolving a dispute in this way save you time and money in the long run, but can be far less stressful then proceeding with a court action. However, if dispute mediation is not the right course of action for your particular landlord and tenant dispute, we have the skills and experience to achieve the best outcome for our clients at trial.
Expert Landlord and Tenant Solicitors
Regardless of the complexity of your landlord and tenant and property law matter, our solicitors in Portsmouth and Waterlooville, have the knowledge and expertise to help. We will explain all the options available to you and guide you through the process every step of the way. So whether you are simply seeking advice regarding a tenancy lease or if you have a dispute with your landlord or tenant, we have the expertise and experience to assist you with your landlord and tenant matters whatever they are.
Depending on the nature of your situation, your solicitor will discuss all the costs involved with you at the start of your case and ensure you are fully aware of what these costs will be.
On certain cases we can provide a range of fixed and staged fee processes with monthly direct debit arrangements available to help your manage costs.
Get in Touch
To speak with one of our specialist landlord and tenant team please call on 023 9244 8100 or make an online enquiry You can also contact one of the team directly by clicking on the links below:
Richard Hopgood on firstname.lastname@example.org
David Sumner on email@example.com