Housing law is a complex and evolving area, with a range of regulations and statutes in place to protect both tenants’ and landlords’ rights and clarify their responsibilities. We assist our clients with their enquiries about their rights and responsibilities arising under the Housing Act 1985 and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
The basic areas of housing law which we assist landlords are;
- Serving Eviction Notices to Terminate Tenancy : When it becomes necessary to terminate a tenancy agreement, our experienced legal team can guide you through the process of serving eviction notices. Whether it’s due to non-payment of rent, breaches of tenancy agreements, or other valid reasons, we ensure that all legal requirements are met to protect your rights as a landlord.
- Making Claim For Possession Order : Our expertise extends to making claims for possession orders when tenants fail to vacate the property after receiving eviction notices. We handle all legal aspects, ensuring a smooth and efficient process to regain possession of your property.
- Defending “Disrepair Claims” Made Against The Landlords : We understand that disrepair claims can be a headache for landlords. Our legal team is well-versed in defending against such claims, ensuring that you are not unfairly burdened with unwarranted repair costs. We work tirelessly to protect your interests and maintain the integrity of your property investments.
- Arranging Surveyor Reports : Property conditions and disputes often require the expertise of surveyors. We collaborate with reputable surveyors to provide accurate assessments of property conditions, which can be crucial in defending claims or addressing maintenance concerns.
- Writing “Warning Letters” to Tenants : In cases of breaches of tenancy agreements or other concerns related to tenant behavior, our legal team can draft effective warning letters. These letters are designed to communicate your expectations to tenants and address issues promptly, maintaining a harmonious landlord-tenant relationship.
- Creating a Tenancy Agreement : A legally sound tenancy agreement is the foundation of a successful landlord-tenant relationship. Our legal experts craft customized tenancy agreements that outline the rights and responsibilities of both parties, providing clarity and legal protection.
The basic areas of housing law which we assist tenants are;
- Checking the Validity of “Eviction Notice” Received as a Tenant : Receiving an eviction notice can be a distressing experience. If you’re unsure about the validity of the notice or believe it has been served improperly, our legal team can review the document and assess its legality. Protecting your rights as a tenant is our top priority.
- Defence Options for Tenants Who are Facing a Possession Order Claim : When facing a possession order claim from a landlord, it’s essential to know your rights and explore defense options. Our legal experts can provide you with advice and representation to ensure a fair and just outcome in your case.
- Arranging Surveyor Reports : Concerned about the condition of your rented property? We can help you arrange for professional surveyor reports to assess the state of disrepair or maintenance issues. These reports can be crucial in resolving disputes with landlords and ensuring your living conditions meet legal standards.
- Disrepair Claims / Compensation : If you’ve experienced problems with disrepair in your rented property, such as dampness, leaks, or structural issues, you may be entitled to compensation. Our legal team specializes in pursuing disrepair claims to ensure that your rights as a tenant are upheld, and you receive the compensation you deserve.
- End Joint Tenancy / Notice to Quit : When joint tenancies need to be dissolved or you’re considering giving notice to quit your tenancy, our legal experts can guide you through the process, ensuring that all legal requirements are met.
- End Tenancy / Notice to Quit : As a tenant, there may come a time when you decide to move out of your rental property or need to provide notice to your landlord. Understanding the legal processes involved in ending a tenancy or providing notice to quit is crucial to ensure a smooth transition. At Advantage Solicitors, we’re here to guide you through these steps and protect your rights as a tenant.
- Adding a New Household Name to the Tenancy Agreement: Expanding your household or welcoming a new member often requires modifying your tenancy agreement. Our legal team can assist you in adding a new household name to your agreement, ensuring that your rights and responsibilities are clearly defined.
- Informing Landlords or Other Tenants About Your Concern(s) in Regards of Your Tenancy : Effective communication with landlords or other tenants is essential when you have concerns about your tenancy. Our legal experts can help you draft and send notices outlining your concerns and working towards amicable resolutions.