LANDLORD & TENANT

If you are facing a landlord & tenant, or housing problem, our specialist Housing team can help.

We act for landlords and agents in possession proceedings and also for tenants in disrepair matters. Furthermore, we are experienced in freeholder and leaseholder disputes and for parties in mortgage possession proceedings.

We are one of the few law firms with a housing contract from the Legal Aid Agency and we can offer Legal Aid to clients who are eligible in certain circumstances. You may be eligible for advice on housing law matters through legal aid. We have a housing law contract from the Legal Services Commission. If you obtain legal aid the costs of your case may be wholly or partially paid for from public funds. Legal aid is only available to those with limited means.

Please ask us for details if you think you may be eligible for legal aid.

We also offer No Win No Fee (Conditional Fee Agreements) and competitive fixed fee rates.

Our housing department comprises fully qualified solicitors and a dedicated support team.

For a confidential discussion, call us on 020 3301 6666.

Landlords / Agents

We offer sensible and cost effective advice and assistance where your tenant gets behind with their rent, behaves anti-socially or is generally in breach of the terms of their tenancy agreement.

We are experienced in bringing court action where necessary. We are able to obtain tenant references and Energy Performance Certificates, draft tenancy agreements tailored to your specific requirements, prepare and serve notices and issue court proceedings on your behalf. We can also represent you at court and see the case through to enforcement of any order.

We have considerable experience acting for private landlords covering all aspects of housing law that regularly affect them.

We are able to draft the initial tenancy Agreement based on your specific requirements and instructions and are also able to advise more generally with regard to the respective obligations.

Where the relationship between you and your tenant breaks down, we are able to advise and assist with regard to all steps involved in possession proceedings including drafting and serving notices on your tenant, issuing possession proceedings, representation at court and enforcement of the final order to enable you to regain possession of your property.

All private landlords should be aware of the requirements relating to registering deposits taken from tenants and we are able to advise you with regard to your obligations under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and assist you in dealing with any claims stemming from this brought by your tenant.

We are also able to advise you regarding any disrepair issues that may arise and, in particular, in defending any claims brought by your tenant that relate to this.

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