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For landlords, it’s a business. For tenants it’s an address. The law regarding business and residential leases is constantly changing and can be complex.

Perhaps you’ve got a question about your tenancy agreement, maintenance on your rented property or facing repossession?

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Whether you are a landlord or tenant, it is vital that you are aware of your legal rights and obligations. In the majority of landlord and tenant disputes, both parties have rights provided by the law, and advice should be sought to avoid the many legal pitfalls.

Our property legal experts have acted for both landlords and tenants, providing straightforward advice and support across a wide range of matters including:

  • Evicting tenants
  • Housing disrepair
  • Landlord responsibilities
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes
  • Residential Tenancy Agreements
  • Unlawful eviction

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Landlord and Tenant Law Questions

We recently changed our buildings insurance, but we now discover that under the terms of our lease we have to take out the insurance through the owner of the lease. Is this correct? You can’’t read every little detail when you buy a house.

We received a six-month shorthold tenancy agreement from our landlord last September, it’’s now three months overdue. Will this be a “rolling” tenancy, or do we have to contact our landlord in order to renew it?

I’m a leaseholder. I pay insurance for the property: is this correct, or is insurance the responsibility of my landlord? Also I have to contribute to major repairs that are taking place, and which will cost around £5,000 per leaseholder.

My son paid half the deposit to rent a flat but pulled out the next day. Now the lettings agency won’’t refund any of his money. I wondered what his legal rights are?

I rented my house out but although the assured shorthold tenancy agreement has come to an end the tenant is refusing to go. I don’t have anywhere else to live, and despite the “accelerated possession procedure” at the County Court we have been living in bed and breakfast accommodation for two months. Is there any way of speeding up the process?

I own a house which is let to tenants. Are there any steps I can take to ensure that the tenants can continue to live in the house after my death for the rest of their lives if they wish?

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