Landlord and tenant disputes

Legal services to resolve landlord and tenant disputes quickly to maintain income and minimise cost..

We understand the needs and priorities of property agents and landlords, so we've developed a range of bespoke services covering all aspects of legal property management.  Services that are designed to protect your investment and your rental income.  Our aim is to prevent problems, but when they do arise, our focus is resolutely on minimising your costs and your loss of income.  Our landlord and tenant team works with and supports all types of landlord, from corporate household names to buy to let investors and individuals with just a single rental property.  No matter how big or small your letting portfolio, you'll receive the same personal and professional attention from our highly experienced team of experts.

Advice you can rely on

Successful property management depends upon dealing with problems and issues swiftly and effectively.  Every day we successfully represent a wide range of clients in all sorts of landlord and tenant disputes, providing accurate and timely legal advice that our clients can depend on.

Our expertise covers the full spectrum of issues and problems that may crop up in any landlord-tenant relationship, from possession claims, deposit disputes and dilapidations to squatter evictions, breach of covenant matters and service charge recovery or disputes.  We can also assist with any other leasehold disputes, resolving matters in the speediest and least costly way possible.  A modest fixed fee will give you access to the expertise of a top 30 national law firm's landlord and tenant team via a dedicated priority helpline for a year.  See our landlord and tenant services page for more information about the range of advice and assistance we can supply.

Immediate help for a fixed price

You don't even need to retain us to benefit from our expertise and experience. We can help with a number of problems on a fixed fee basis:

  • Possession proceedings - we guide you through the court process from start to finish, whatever the circumstances, ensuring your case is pursued robustly and your interests remain protected.
  • Service charge, rent and dilapidation actions and enforcement - we employ an effective commercial approach to recover service changes, rent or damages from a defaulting tenant or guarantor.  We can also provide guidance on the most appropriate method of enforcement to give you the greatest chance of recovering your money.
  • Landlord defence – as more and more tenants are making claims against their landlord, we can assist with your defence in these difficult situations.

Landlord services helpline

Avoiding or managing problems in letting or renting property depends on dealing with them swiftly and effectively.  We've established a priority helpline specifically for landlords and letting agents (open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm) where for a modest annual subscription you can get access to legal advice on a range of property management issues. 

The helpline can provide you with assistance on all the usual tenancy related issues plus specialist expertise in areas such as landlord and tenant property litigation, possession claims, boundary disputes and adverse possession, dilapidations, contractual disputes and tenancy documentation management issues.  We can also advise and assist with squatter evictions, party wall issues, right of way and easement disputes as well as breach of covenants and issues of restrictive covenants.  This landlord helpline is available for single and multiple offices for an annual fixed fee.

Why use Shoosmiths Access Legal?

We pride ourselves in providing straightforward, jargon-free advice you can rely on as well as bespoke systems and processes to ensure your costs are minimised.  Our reputation means a lot to us because it's built on hard work and delivering results on behalf of our many clients, but don't just take our word for it: 

"The landlord and tenant department at  Shoosmiths Access Legal offers unparalleled landlord and tenant litigation expertise. Not only are the team highly knowledgeable, they are personable and acknowledge the commercial considerations a given situation may give rise to. Ultimately, they offer a unique service, driven solely toward achieving the client's aims, all within a reasonable budget. Our relationship with the firm has gone from strength to strength and we hope it will continue to flourish; a firm we wholeheartedly recommend."  

Guild of Lettings

What now?

Chat to our experts about how we can protect your interests and keep you fully advised about all the implications of becoming a landlord or managing a rental property. For free, no obligation, advice in the first instance, give us a call on 03700 86 86 86 or contact us online.

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