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Residential Landlord & Tenant Disputes

Solicitors in Essex & London


The relationship between a residential landlord and tenant does not always run smoothly; disputes can, and do, arise. Our property dispute solicitors in Essex and London have significant experience in bringing these types of cases to a successful resolution.

For landlords, disputes can arise when a tenant fails to pay the rent or does not comply with their obligations under the tenancy or lease. A landlord may simply want possession of their property back at the end of a fixed-term, short-hold tenancy. Landlords can also face claims brought by tenants; most notable instances include where a tenant complains that the landlord has failed to comply with their obligations, or has failed to protect an assured short-hold tenancy deposit.

Our residential property litigation lawyers are able to assist landlords when seeking possession of a property let under assured short-hold tenancies. We act on numerous possession claims for Landlords every year to recover possession of properties let on assured short-hold tenancies, both where the tenancy has ended and where the tenant has failed to pay the rent. Our lawyers are also highly experienced at recovering rent arrears.

A leaseholder may be in dispute with their landlord over service charges they have been asked to pay under the lease. A leaseholder can take steps to dispute the reasonableness of service charges and, if necessary, apply to the First Tier Tribunal for a declaration that the service charges are unreasonable. Our property litigation lawyers have experience of acting for landlords, individual leaseholders, or groups of leaseholders in service charge disputes across Essex, London and further afield.

Here at Pinney Talfourd, we understand that litigation might not be the best way to resolve a dispute; we hold significant experience of providing alternative ways to resolve disputes such as mediation or arbitration. If court proceedings are required, our committed litigators will be with you every step of the way.

The Property Litigation team at Pinney Talfourd have acted for clients in many disputes over the last three years including: 

  • Acting for a landlord to obtain possession of his property which was let out under a 5-year letting agreement to a letting agency which no longer existed.
  • Acting for landlords of an HMO where breaches of HMO regulations were alleged.
  • Numerous possession actions for buy-to-let landlords based on Section 21.
  • Fraudulent tenancies and unauthorised occupiers of property lets.
  • Squatted properties - obtaining possession from trespassers.
  • Recovering possession of properties in probate where one executor had occupied the premises and refused to leave.
  • Acting for a landlord whose long leasehold tenant had carried out unauthorised alterations including obtaining determination of breach from the First-Tier Property Tribunal.
  • Serving Section 146 notices on long leaseholders for non-payment of rent and service charges. 

Here at Pinney Talfourd, we understand that litigation might not be the best way to resolve a dispute; we hold significant experience of providing alternative ways to resolve disputes such as mediation or arbitration. If court proceedings are required, our committed litigators will be with you every step of the way.

 All residential landlord and tenant dispute work is carried out by a team of qualified solicitors with over 50 years’ combined experience, who are recommended by Legal 500 UK.

Find out more using our online enquiry form on this page or by calling your local office.

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Find out more about our Residential Landlord & Tenant Disputes services

If you feel that you require further legal advice relating to a residential landlord or tenant dispute, either as a landlord or tenant, please feel free to contact any of our residential property litigation solicitors directly to discuss further. Our team offers consultations in any of our five offices in Brentwood, Hornchurch, Upminster, Leigh-On-Sea and Canary Wharf, London.

Our Residential Property Litigation accreditations include:

Legal 500 UK 2020 - Leading Firm
ALEP

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