Landlord & Tenant Disputes
Disputes between Landlords and Tenants can occur when tenants start to fall behind on payments of rent. Although renting out properties can be a good source of income it does mean there is a risk of a tenant not paying rent or service charges.
Aman Solicitors Advocates also advice on rent arrears, repossession claims, disputes over service charges and housing disrepair claims. At Aman Solicitors Advocates we have an experienced team who can handle all areas of landlord and tenant law.
Our areas of expertise include:
Residential and Commercial Eviction
The Property Litigation team has extensive experience in the above mentioned area of contentious property work. We are a team of highly skilled and committed solicitors and support staff who take the time to understand the nature of your business or personal dispute, as well as identifying the desired outcome and the most efficient way of getting there.
Whether you are a landlord, a tenant, an owner of commercial or residential land we are able to assist. Wherever necessary we work closely with our colleagues in other departments in order to provide a full service.
We recognize that disputes, whether residential or commercial, can lead to considerable frustration and anxiety, and particularly so with issues affecting land and leases.
Our extensive experience with this area of the law enables us to work closely with our clients, to fully understand the nature and extent of the problem, to carefully discuss their expectations and explain the processes and cost involved in reaching a satisfactory resolution.
Property disputes have long been recognized as a complex subject, with frequent changes in the law through legislation and court precedent. Keeping abreast of these changes is vital and our property litigation team has a wealth of experience and resources to find solutions to even the most involved cases.
The following are examples within the spectrum of commercial and private landlord and tenant disputes that we regularly advise clients upon:
In the Residential sector:
- Rent arrears claims
- Possession claims under the Accelerated possession claims
- Housing disrepair claims.
- Possession actions, to include preparation and service of statutory notices
- Remedies for breaches of other covenants (e.g. unlawful sub-letting)
- Service charges claims and challenges and issues involving the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal
In the commercial sector:
- Business lease renewals
- Dilapidations claims
- Forfeiture and distraint, to include the preparation and service of statutory notices
- Unlawful assignment and subletting
- In addition to landlord and tenant disputes, we frequently advise on the law affecting
- land generally, to include contract disputes an misrepresentation, boundary disputes,
- restrictive and positive covenants, trespass and squatters, nuisance,
- Highways Act 1980, party walls and neighbor disputes
Evicting tenants can be a daunting process, so whether your tenant is in rent arrears, or has breached their tenancy in another way you need a legal team that understands the intricacies of housing law.
With the help of our specialists, the eviction process can be dealt with in the quickest and most cost effective way.
To allow us to deal with your case as efficiently as possible, we are required to see a copy of the most recent tenancy agreement, copies of any notices you have served upon the tenant, and proof that you have adequately protected the tenant’s deposit.
To remove a tenant from a landlord property, the correct legal procedures must be followed by obtaining a Court Order for possession, and if necessary a Warrant for Eviction, which must be executed by a Court Bailiff.
If you evict a tenant without following the correct procedure, you will be evicting the tenant unlawfully which could result in legal action against you.
This can include a claim for compensation or even an injunction to get the tenant back into the property.
It is important to seek legal advice from the outset; our team of specialists are on hand to guide you through and advise on the most appropriate legal defense and assist landlords who face action against them.