Legal advice for landlords

Legal assistance for landlords

Whether you want to set up a tenancy agreement or you have to evict your tenants, Slater and Gordon can assist you with expert legal advice for landlords. Our solicitors are here to assist you.

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Slater and Gordon have expert property solicitors ready to deal with all aspects of residential freehold and leasehold conveyancing. Contact us online today, call us on 0800 780 2730 or try our online conveyancing calculator.

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Challenges of a landlord explained

Some landlords experience problems with their tenants and as a landlord you need to know you have a team who can help with these issues should they arise. We can also help you with other challenging tasks such as:

  • Drafting a tenancy agreement and guarantees
  • Setting up a correct and enforceable assured shorthold tenancy (AST)
  • Evicting tenants and recovering your premises
  • Claiming rent arrears and damages from former tenants, e.g. debt recovery
  • Offering advice in respect of houses in multiple occupations and assisting in the legal requirements that flow from that

Why should I consider legal assistance as a landlord?

Not only can we help you with the tasks mentioned above, we can also offer assistance in other situations such as:

  • Advising leaseholders in respect of acquiring the freehold
  • Challenging excessive service charge claims
  • Assisting with problem neighbours and boundary disputes
  • Advising in all aspects in relation to Rent Act protected tenants

As a landlord, you may want to have an expert solicitor by your side, who can help you with your day to day questions. We've extensive experience and knowledge to help you in every situation.

Costs of legal advice

At Slater and Gordon, we want to avoid hidden fees and unexpected costs. We'll always discuss with you your requirement before starting so you know exactly what you'll be paying and what services you'll receive.

I have inherited a property with a sitting tenant. Can I evict them?

Unfortunately, there isn't a definite yes or no answer. The answer depends on various factors such as:

  • Are the tenants protected in the will of the deceased person?
  • Does the will say anything about the occupation of the property?
  • Are the tenants protected under the Rent Act?
  • Are the tenants otherwise protected under the Housing Act, or under the terms of a licence that permit them to reside at the property?
  • Why do you want to evict the tenants, e.g. do you want to claim personal use of the property?

Our solicitors can help you to establish your full legal position. Call us now on freephone 0800 780 2730.

Case studies

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Schooling disagreements

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Taking children out of the country without consent

A father contacted our team after his daughter was taken to Egypt without his consent.