We are experts in landlord and tenant matters
We are able to offer a broad range of services and have flexible ways of funding including fixed fees and pay as you go.
We act for landlords in respect of disputes with tenancy disputes, evictions, non-payment of rent, pursuing tenants after vacation for arrears and damage to property and more.
We can take action to evict tenants should they be in breach of tenancy (often non-payment of rent) or should they fail to vacate your property once their fixed term has expired.
If a Landlord wishes to regain possession of their property, they must serve a formal Notice on the Tenant unless the Tenant leaves voluntarily. This must be done properly to avoid problems. As a Landlord you have legal obligations that must have been complied with before a valid notice can be served.
If the Tenant refuses to leave after service of a notice, then they can only be forced to leave if the Court makes a possession order against them. It is not legal to forcibly evict a Tenant under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy without a Possession Order as this could result in the Landlord being fined or imprisoned.
The general stages of possession are as follows:
- Service of Notice to vacate;
- Issue of possession proceedings at court;
- Court hearing (not always needed);
- Possession order;
- Bailiffs to enforce if tenant breaches Possession order.
It is better to instruct ourselves as experts as mistakes in procedure can be costly and waste time.
We offer fixed fees for assisting you at each and every stage and can advise you on the best procedural options in your circumstances by a comprehensive tenancy documentation assessment at the outset for a small fee of £300 plus VAT.
If you wish to discuss possession procedure and our fees further, please contact our specialists on 01274 214015.
We are able to offer a broad range of services and have flexible ways of funding including fixed fees and pay as you go and in some claims we can offer no win no fee funding.
We act for tenants in respect of defending possession, tenancy deposit claims, landlord harassment, landlord tenancy breaches and more
We can pursue compensation for tenants if their landlord has failed to protect their deposit in an authorised scheme.
This can be funded by a no win no fee agreement.
It is standard practice for landlords to ask for a deposit from new tenants, in order to secure the tenancy on their property before you move in. Landlords must follow certain procedures when it comes to receiving and returning, a tenant’s deposit.
In accordance with the Housing Act 2004, your Landlord must when receiving a deposit:
- Protect your deposit in an authorised scheme within 14 days of receipt for deposits received from 6 April 2007;
- Protect your deposit in an authorised scheme within 30 days of receipt for deposits received from 6 April 2012; and,
- Provide you with Prescribed Information about where your deposit is protected and how the tenancy deposit protection scheme operates.
If you believe your Landlord has not complied with the above, you may be eligible for up to 4 times the amount of your deposit in compensation.
If you wish to discuss a potential claim, please contact our specialists Andrew Marsden or Hayley Walker on 01274 214015