Landlord & Tenant
The law covering the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants is extensive, far-reaching and often highly complicated. Since housing is a fundamental requirement for people, it is also a hot political issue and therefore subject to frequent changes of law and regulation. For example, on 1 October 2015 a range of changes will come into effect which will have a bearing on notice periods that landlords must serve to evict a tenant.
If you a landlord, you may have to deal with many issues, including:
- the terms of the leasehold, particularly the terms that must be included in an assured shorthold tenancy
- serving notice and obtaining eviction
- recovering rent arrears
- carrying out repairs
- dealing with the Local Authority, and local regulation
If you are a tenant, the issues facing you might include:
- the terms of the leasehold, particularly the terms of an assured shorthold tenancy
- requiring your landlord to carry out repairs in a timely and complete fashion
- negotiating and changing rental demands
- challenging eviction orders
- dealing with difficult neighbours
In all of these cases, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an expert barrister. The time and money you spend with an expert barrister will save you time and money later, as well as bringing peace of mind.
Why use a barrister?
Why use a barrister rather than a solicitor? Barristers are best placed to draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use his or her advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing. Above all, as experts in the law and with experience of knowing how cases turn out in courts, barristers will provide you with exact guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next in any legal matter.
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All my work is done in the context of conflicts within families and relationships. This includes disputes over where the children live after separation, how they are provided for and how much time they spend with the other parent or relative. It also involves property and financial dispute between families and former partners, both with regards ownership...
As an employed barrister with over 26 years experience, Mirza has had a number of cases reported in relevant publications dealing with the full range of local authority cases. Some of these cases were decided by the House of Lords/Supreme Court and included major Judicial Reviews in relation to, for example:
housing & homelessness;...
Justin’s Property work includes co-ownership and TOLATA, boundary disputes, easements, restrictive covenants, village greens, wills and probate, the Inheritance Act 1975.
Recent examples of work and current instructions include:
- Declaration of the interpretation of a contact for sale and TP1; claim for rectification...
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I am an experienced property and housing practitioner and this area has always been a significant part of my practice.
I have specific experience in dealing with:
- real property claims and disputes
- leasehold disputes including enfranchisements (commercial and residential)
- nuisance and party wall...
After completing his pupillage he commenced practice in the Chambers of John Roberts Q.C. where he practiced mainly criminal and employment law. In his early days Mr Cofie quickly made a name for himself and had a number of reported cases in the areas of crime, family, employment and administrative law. His present practice is mainly in civil law.
Acting for legal expenses insurance backed and privately funded cases for over 25 years has given me vast experience of virtually every type of property work, ranging from conveyancing problems to disputes with charities and local authorities, litigation over interests in land, boundaries, public and private rights of way, other easements, nuisance and...