We understand that a contract between a landlord and a tenant is a binding agreement that is there to protect both parties. However, sometimes these agreements are not always adhered to, and although this can be upsetting, our specialist tenant team at Talbots law are here to give you a helping hand. We will be there to listen to your concerns and act upon them efficiently and tactfully so that you can continue to have a healthy relationship with your landlord.
You expect your landlord to keep up their half of the deal; whether that be keeping on top of the overall maintenance of your building, respecting your privacy or providing you will enough notice to move out. But if any of these expectations are not met, our specialist solicitors will be on hand to discuss your case in depth and instruct you on the next steps we need to take so you don’t have to see it through alone.
Why choose Talbots’ landlord and tenant dispute solicitors?
At Talbots Law, we believe that no tenant should have to endure on-going arguments with their landlords. That’s why we work every day to resolve disputes between the two as promptly and efficiently as possible, minimising the conflict to allow you to get on with your life. When you instruct our solicitors, we’ll do all in our power to ensure your rights as a tenant are being protected at all times. We are strong believers in speaking in plain English; it’s important to us that you feel comfortable in the knowledge that you know exactly what’s going on at each stage of the process. We always aim to deal with disputes in an efficient and stress-free way so you can carry on with your day-to-day life as soon as possible.
What are my rights as a tenant?
In your tenancy agreement, you have the right to:
- Live in a safe, damp-free property in a good state of repair.
- In some cases, have a protected deposit.
- Receive your deposit when the tenancy ends.
- Challenge high charges you believe to be excessive.
- Know who your landlord is.
- Live peacefully and undisturbed.
- Be protected fully from unfair rent and eviction.
- See an Energy Performance Certificate for the property.
- Receive a written agreement if you are in a fixed-term tenancy for more than three years.
So if you feel that any of these rights have been breached, our specialist tenant team will be there to listen and fully understand your case to provide a tailored solution for you.
What steps do I need to take?
We will guide you all the way through the dispute process. Firstly, our specialist solicitors solicitors will talk you through filling out the landlord’s complaint form. You should keep a record of the complaint to refer to later if required. Hopefully, your landlord will respond to this within the time stated, but if not, we will support you in taking the case further.
Every landlord’s procedure is different, but you may be required to attend a panel hearing. Our team will help you organise all the documents you would like to be considered in the case and talk through your issues thoroughly.
We aim to keep landlord and tenant disputes out of court, but if the case progresses further, Talbots promise to be there for you to support your case with efficiency and passion.
It is always best to seek specialised legal help when dealing with a dispute with your landlord. Speak to the specialist solicitors at Talbots Law for advice today on 0800 118 1500.
- Bryan Colley
- Director of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
- 07817 426073
- Charleen Buchanan-Shill
- Chartered Legal Executive
- Jagdip Bains
- Director & Head of Dispute Resolution & Employment
- Janet Moreton
- John Graham
- Josh Millichamp
- Reyhana Koser
- Solicitor & Associate
- Sarah Rooney
- Trainee Solicitor
For more information please contact us