Honesty and integrity are at the heart of good tenant-landlord relations. When this breaks down, it can affect all aspects of the tenant's life as well as the landlord's income and financial welfare. Good communication and swift action can solve most issues, but where this is not forthcoming, further action may be required. That is where we come in. We can provide support, guidance and advice on many aspects of housing law, including:
If the property you rent has fallen into disrepair and the landlord is not taking steps to rectify the situation, you may have a claim against them. We will work with you to solve the problem and, in the first instance, get the landlord to take restorative action. Where this does not work, we can lodge a claim on your behalf and work with you to get the correct result.
Landlord & Tenant Disputes
Breakdown of communication is often the cause of dispute between landlord and tenant. We can provide a space where both parties can be heard. Where mediation fails, we can support you in taking your case further, giving advice, guidance, and representation should it go to court. We can also provide landlords with legal support when tenants are not forthcoming, refuse to pay rent, allow properties to be misused, fall into disrepair, fail to report damage, or otherwise break their tenancy agreement.
Tenancy agreements are legally binding documents. Therefore, it is advisable to get a legal housing expert to read through any contract you are considering signing. Landlords should safeguard themselves by having their agreements drawn up or at least checked by a legal expert. This reduces the risk of difficulties later. We provide tenancy agreement services for landlords and tenants to get your relationship off on the right foot.