The Government has announced changes to the Renters (Reform) Bill to protect vulnerable residents and improve the safety of homes for tenants. It has tabled amendments to make it illegal for landlords and agents to have blanket bans on renting to people who receive benefits or who have children – ensuring families aren’t discriminated against
Landlord & Tenant Disputes
We advise both landlords and tenants on a range of landlord/tenant disputes. We provide early, cost-effective advice and try to find solutions through negotiation, mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution when problems arise.
Talk to one of our friendly and experienced team on 01582 514000
We assist with a range of residential landlord/tenant disputes including:
- Disrepair issues;
- Advising on tenancy rights;
- Breach of tenancy including rent arrears;
- Evicting squatters;
- Claims relating to deposits under the Housing Act 2004;
- Nuisance claims; and more.
As many landlords may know, the rules regarding residential tenancies have become increasingly stringent in the last few years. Because of the quick-changing and strict rules, it is increasingly easy for landlords or even professional agents to make a mistake and get things wrong. This means that getting the right advice from an experienced professional is absolutely vital.
We frequently deal with possession claims on behalf of landlords looking to evict a tenant and are able to provide honest and clear advice tailored to suit your circumstances. Is re-gaining possession of the property your priority? Or would you be willing to allow the tenant to stay as long as the rent arrears are paid? We can advise you of the best course of action that will achieve your primary aim.
Our recent experience includes:-
- Successfully defending a spurious disrepair claim by a tenant seeking to delay eviction despite having paid no rent for a period of over 18 months;
- Acting on behalf of the landlord of a complex s8 possession claim where his managing agents had unfortunately already failed at one attempted possession claim;
- Successfully negotiating a settlement on behalf of the landlord involving a claim by the tenant of harassment and breach of tenancy.