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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Select your barristers
Why choose me? I will always fight your corner in court and outside court. I have expertise in landlord and tenant cases acting both for landlords and tenants and in housing cases particularly involving ant-social behaviour and succession. I am representing on a public access basis the landlord in an important case before the Supreme Court, Edwards v...
I offer expertise in disputes concerning jointly owned property, this includes issues which arise when a property is registered in the name of one person and another claims an interest in that property arising from a financial contribution or on some other basis.
These disputes commonly arise between couples who have co-habited but whose...
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.
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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...
Sajjad has extensive experience of acting in property related matters, with a particular specialism in claims brought by co-owners under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (whether they be co-habiting partners, business partners or family investors). He has acted in both sole name and joint names cases and further in parent/child...
Kevin is very experienced in advising on and representing clients involved with boundary disputes (both before the courts and in mediation) involving issues of legal title, boundary agreements and adverse possession (under the old and new rules). He also advises on easements (especially rights of way) and restrictive covenants.
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...