Legal Advice For Landlords
At PDA Law, we offer straightforward, no nonsense advice on a range of property related matters. We have an experienced team of solicitors who are there to represent you in cases involving breaches of tenancy agreements, cases of property disrepair and eviction.
We aim to help you resolve any disputes, possession claims or court hearings effectively. Legal eviction proceedings are understandably challenging and we aim to remain as amicable as possible for both sides.
Dealing with rent arrears can be particularly difficult. It may not be possible to take firm legal action until several rental payments are missed. As a landlord, the sooner you take legal advice the quicker we can take your case to Court.
Where appropriate, we offer to take forward cases on a no-win, no-fee basis, meaning you can settle your cases with no financial risk.
Evicting Residential Tenants
In an ideal world, tenancies would naturally come to an end and the landlord and tenant would part ways amicably. As we know, this unfortunately isn’t always the case.
In 2015, more than 170 tenants were evicted daily in England and Wales, according to the Ministry of Justice.
You might have a tenant who fails to pay the rent, has damaged the property or has breached the tenancy agreement in some way. We can help you through the legal process.
As a landlord, it’s vital that you follow the correct legal procedures so that you stay on the right side of the law. Whatever the circumstances you mustn’t attempt to evict the tenant yourself; if you attempt to do so, it could mean that you are unable to take back possession of your property or worse still, you could actually face criminal proceedings.
You also cannot be seen to be “ harassing” the tenant by changing the locks, removing their belongings or stopping access to gas, electricity or water.
If you are in a difficult situation with a tenant then please contact us today. We are here to help.
Legal Support For Buy To Let Landlords
Becoming a buy to let investor can reap real rewards, but sometimes things just don’t go smoothly. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced landlord or are new to investing, we can help you through the whole process.
Our conveyancers are led by renowned local solicitor, Sean Watts. He leads a team that’s dedicated to helping you with all the legal aspects involved in purchasing your buy to let property.
We can advise on all matters of conveyancing including transfers of equity and exchange of contracts. We can also assist with discussing tax implications, arranging tenancy agreements, refinancing your portfolio and resolution of disputes.
When a property is rented out, a tenancy agreement should be put into place that clearly lays out the responsibilities and rights of both the landlord and tenant. It can also help you to have a positive relationship with your tenant. You both know what is expected, giving peace of mind to both you and your tenant.
Sometimes, it needs to be a complex tenancy agreement rather than a standard document. Our team at PDA Law has years of experience in creating tenancy agreements that are right for both parties.
One of the most common areas of dispute that we see between landlords and tenants is around the return of the deposit or bond. You might want to retain some of the deposit for cleaning or damage, but it’s not straightforward due to the existence of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. We can help guide you through any dispute and help you recover the money that you need.
Your Local Team of Property Experts
We have an incredible team of leading solicitors from around the region. They’re renowned for their expertise in dealing with legal disputes on behalf of landlords. We will always work in your best interests.
We approach each case with professionalism and pride. We aim to be friendly and will keep you informed every step of the way. We avoid legal jargon as much as we can and we’re very much the “ go-to” local, legal experts on landlord and tenant matters.
Our Residential Property Experts