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.

myBarrister can put you in contact with a barrister who is an expert on landlord and tenant law.

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