Specialist Landlord Solicitors In London
Specialist Legal Advice For Landlords
As a landlord, most of the time the tenants you rent your properties to are considerate, respectful and cause you no problems at all. But it is also a fact of life that some tenancies won’t go smoothly, and in this case, as a Landlord, you’ll possibly want to take some legal advice from a specialist landlord solicitor in how to deal with a difficult tenant.
If you need help from landlord solicitors, London-based Romain Coleman has many years of experience of Landlord and Tenant law. We can help you to deal with any tenant related issues promptly.
Please Note: We Act Only For Landlords
We Do Not Represent Tenants.
Romain Coleman solicitors are highly experienced in all types of landlord tenant disputes. Whatever the nature of your enquiry, we have the expertise to help you. We have already helped many Commercial Landlords just like you to solve their challenges quickly and economically.
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Landlord and Tenant Disputes
There are many reasons why the tenancy may not be working out and there are many routes to resolution of a landlord-tenant dispute. This could be arranging mediation right through to court action and eviction.
Romain Coleman solicitors are Landlord Specialists, specialising in landlord disputes and because we only deal with landlords in these cases, rather than the tenants, this means we can act for you and get the best possible result for you. We can give you the help and support you need to bring your problem tenancy towards resolution, whatever that resolution is.
Landlord Solicitors with Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law Expertise
We are experts in several main issues the landlords may encounter with their tenants including:
- Dilapidations – this can be a real issue between a landlord and their tenant. The lease will state who is responsible for the condition of the building. A dilapidation claim can occur once either the landlord or the tenant has breached the terms of their lease. Making sure that your lease terms are correct can also help to protect you from a dilapidation claim.
- Disputes – common disputes between landlords and tenants include Rent Arrears, Dilapidations, Subletting, and Forfeiture of the Lease. Although it is quicker and less expensive to enter into dispute resolution, the catch is to get your tenant to agree to undertake the resolution process. Read more about landlord-tenant disputes here.
- Possession Claims – you can use a possession claim if your tenant owes you rent for a residential property. You can’t complete a possession claim if your tenant owes you rent on a commercial property. You can also use a possession claim where your tenant has breached their lease in some other way or they’ve been acting in an anti-social manner. You’ll pay a court fee (currently £325) and need to complete a claim form to make a possession claim.
- Property Disrepair Claims – as a landlord, your tenant may bring a property disrepair claim against you. There are some simple ways to protect yourself in these kinds of claims. Talk to us, we can advise you of the validity of the claim, and the most economical course of action for you to take. Read more about Property Disrepair Claims here.
- Rent Arrears – if your tenant falls behind in their rent payments, you can evict them. There are strict rules to follow and this depends on the type of tenancy agreement you have with them. If you don’t follow the correct eviction process, you could illegally evict your tenant and a court may allow them back into your property and you could be charged with harassment. You may want to try to arrange a payment plan with your tenant to clear the rent arrears before going down the eviction route.
- Service charges – these are charges for the general maintenance of the building including insurance, heating and electricity for shared areas and items such as lift maintenance and cleaning. The lease that you issue to your tenant will outline who is responsible for the payment of service charges. Talking to a solicitor can help you to get your lease watertight and help you avoid any issues with non-payment of service charges. If your tenant does not pay, they are in breach of their lease and you could opt for a possession claim.
- Breach of convenience – as a landlord, you have the right to access your property to inspect it or carry out repairs to it. But you also must respect your tenant’s privacy and they must agree to the timing of your visit. If you are facing issues with access, speak to us today.
Why Choose Romain Coleman?
We are landlord specialists, who only act for landlords so we can put all our experience and expertise in your case. Whatever the issue is, we can help you to bring it to resolution.
Taking your tenant to court is not your only option. There are other tools that you can use, such as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that includes mediation or arbitration, to bring the dispute with your tenant to an end without going to court. Mediation is brought in to speed up resolution, we can help you to decide if mediation is the right route to consider. Read more about landlord-tenant dispute mediation here.
Contact us Today
To speak to an experienced landlord dispute solicitor now, call us on 0208 520 4555 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help.