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Housing & Tenants
Landlord and tenant legislation in 1988 and 1990 set out the guidelines for this relationship and the legal rights of the two parties.
Landlord and tenant relationships are very important, revolving around someone’s home and therefore have to be kept fair and professional. The Landlord and Tenant Act outlines the position of the landlord and their rights in situations that may arise, as well as protecting the rights of the tenant in a situation that their position may be threatened.
Qualified and experienced housing solicitors and barristers
At Amelius Solicitors, our housing solicitors understand the needs and priorities of the tenants as well as the property agents and landlords.
For most landlords the top priorities are protecting the investment and rental income. We aim to prevent problems, but when they do arise; our focus is on minimizing your cost.
We can advise on tenancy agreements and setting up the tenancy to avoid problems in the future. Or we will be happy to provide advice if things have gone wrong, for example, you need to recover possession.
On the other hand, whilst the majority of landlords are familiar with their legal responsibilities many tend to overlook the obligations that they owe to their tenants, both during the course of the tenancy and at the end of the tenancy. Sometimes premises are not fit for habitation or need substantial repair. On other occasions landlords ask tenants to leave the premises at very short notice. We can stop illegal evictions.
Home owners can also find themselves facing possession proceedings due to mortgage arrears. We can help resolve most debt and housing related issues.
Our specialist housing solicitors work very hard to ensure a first class service for landlord and tenants alike.
Why instruct our housing lawyers?
We are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency and can provide free advice and assistance for tenants if you qualify for Legal Aid. Please see the Legal Aid section for my information.
We have the necessary experience to fight successfully for your case. We aim to provide you with high quality and cost-effective legal advice from start to finish. We will guide you through the court process from start to finish, whatever the circumstances and will protect your interest at every step.
If you instruct us we will respond promptly to your calls, letters and emails. We provide a 24 hours service for existing clients. We will provide you with clear, accurate and practical advice that you understand. We will ensure a good client care for landlords and tenants alike.
What types of disputes we can help you with?
For tenants we can advise you on all types of disputes including;
- Anti-Social Behaviour Possession Proceedings
- Defending Evictions
- Disrepair Claims
- Environmental Health Concerns
- Nuisance and Nuisance based Possession Proceedings
- Problems with the Council
- Rent Arrears
- Rental Possession by Private Landlords & Housing Associations
- Tenancy Agreements
- Tenancy Deposit Issues
- Tenant’s Rights and Responsibilities
For Landlords we can assist you with a range of issues such as;
- Disputes about repairs
- Health and Safety Proceedings
- Increasing Rent
- Problems with the Council
- Recovering Possession
- Recovering Rent Arrears
- Serving Section 8 Notice
- Serving Section 21 Notice
We fully understand that some people can find themselves in financial difficulties resulting in falling behind their mortgage payments. At Amelius Solicitors, our experience solicitors can assist you with dealing with your mortgage providers and/or banks to help you resolve this problem swiftly.
We can help with;
- Mortgage Arrears
- Mortgage Evictions
- Mortgage Fraud
- Mortgage Possession Proceedings
- Negotiating arrears
- Negotiating repayment plans
- How much it will cost you?
We advise both landlords and tenants on a range of disputes. If you are a tenant or a home owner, you may qualify for Legal Aid then we may be able to assist you FREE of charge. Please refer to our Legal Aid page for full terms and conditions.
We offer landlords a highly competitive hourly rate and in some cases we can offer to do some of the work on the fixed fee basis. We understand that landlords are placed in a huge financial burden in these sort of cases and at Amelius Solicitors we take that into account.
The interview can either be at our offices or over the telephone. We have in place state of the art video and telephone conferencing facilities to assist us with meeting your needs.
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