Landlord & Tenant Disputes
Buying a property and renting is seen as an attractive option by many people eager to bring in additional money. However, assuming the role of a landlord can have its difficulties, especially if there is an issue with either a property or tenant. Expert legal advice can help you solve such problems quickly and efficiently.
The team at Blackstone Solicitors is here to provide the guidance you need should you find yourself embroiled in a landlord or tenant dispute. We are passionate about all of our cases and will do everything in our power to help secure the result you are after. Speak to us today by calling 0345 901 0445 or by completing our online enquiry form.
Different types of landlord dispute
Disputes between landlords and tenants are legal conflicts predominantly governed by property law. Problems of this type can be divided into three main categories:
- Disputes about non-payment of rent and non-performance of tenant obligations
- Disputes about the landlord’s non-performance of obligations
- Disputes regarding service charges
If a tenant does not pay rent continually, they are deemed to be in breach of contract. It is the landlord’s legal right to evict a tenant provided the landlord follows the correct procedure. However, disputes can also arise if a landlord does not fulfil certain legal requirements or obligations contained in the lease. See our landlord possession claims orders page for more information.
Service charges – commercial and residential premises
A dispute may result, for example, if a tenant in commercial premises refuses to pay the service charge because they believe the amounts claimed are not permitted by the lease.
When a flat is leased as a long-term leasehold, the freeholder often assigns a service charge that is allocated to maintain the common areas of the building (the stairs, roof and exterior, for instance). Disputes can occur if the person responsible for spending the service charge money does not have an interest in reducing the cost of the work. The leaseholders therefore indirectly pay for work that they often feel could have been carried out at a lower price.
Here to help
We are experienced in dealing with disputes of all kinds relating to landlords and tenants. We take pride in every case we take on, and our clients are always thankful for our direct and no-nonsense approach to getting things sorted.
The team is passionate and friendly, and you can discuss your situation with us today by either giving us a call on 0345 901 0445, or by allowing us to get back in touch with you by completing our online enquiry form. We provide services to people throughout the UK, particularly in the Manchester, London, Cheshire and Chester areas.