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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Neil is a highly accomplished commercial litigator whose practice substantially involves disputes in a business context. Whilst providing friendly, pragmatic and plain-speaking advice, he is also known as a tenacious advocate who argues his client’s case without flinching or backing off under pressure. In a particularly difficult case, one senior...
I offer expertise in both residential and commercial property related litigation, having acted for individuals, banks and other lenders, local authorities and charities in claims relating to disputed property ownership , adverse possession, rights of way and easements. Having initially practised in family law I developed a significant practice in claims...
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...
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...
Paul is now ten years Call and he is a specialist civil litigation and employment lawyer. Paul represented Team GB at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and, perhaps not surprisingly, is known for his strong work ethic and commitment to delivering a high standard of service to his clients.
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
In housing matters, Jonathan is able to advise on all aspects of possession and disrepair claims. He has represented claimants and defendants in a wide range of cases and has particular expertise in claims alleging trespass where a valid tenancy or other interest in land is claimed.
Jonathan enjoys a busy common law practice, with a particular...