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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I qualified as a barrister in 1977, and have practised both as a barrister and solicitor. That gives me a distinct advantage when advising my clients, since I have the expertise of counsel but also hands-on, practical experience of guiding clients through their legal problems.
I have much experience advising on property and housing cases,...
Marc advises upon all aspects of the law of contract and land law (residential, commercial and family), drafts letters and statements of case and negotiates on behalf of those involved in a range of contentious matters. He frequently appears before the County Courts and the High Court on behalf of individuals engaged in complex and protracted business...
I am a barrister at Nexus, The Chambers of Michael Mansfield QC.
I have a great deal of experience in this field, having worked for 15 years prior to becoming a barrister in a in a firm of property management consultants and chartered surveyors. Between 2004 and 2008 I also worked as a duty advocate at Willesden County Court representing tenants...
Justin is recommended as a leading junior by the Legal 500 for property disputes. His expertise includes:
- Restrictive covenants
- Boundary disputes
- Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
- Co-ownership disputes
- Adverse possession
- Farming and agriculture
I advise and represent clients in court in a range of property disputes. These include:
- adverse possession
- alteration of the register
- beneficial interests and orders for sale
- boundary disputes
- charging orders
- party walls
Are you in arrears with your mortgage or rent?
Are you a landlord who needs to evict a bad tenant?
Are you worried about a Charging Order being placed on your property?
Are you facing eviction because of an Order for Sale?
Do you have a judgment which you want to secure against property?
You can instruct me as your...
Ezra regularly provides advice and representation in property disputes, both residential landlord & tenant, and disputes involving commercial property.
On the residential side, Ezra primarily acts for landlords, often dealing with possession proceedings and notices under s 21 Housing Act 1988, and addressing breaches of covenant (whether of...