There are many Acts of Parliament which govern the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, including the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. When a dispute arises, however, the legislation can be technical and confusing for parties on either side of the debate.

We pledge to provide every client with outstanding personal service and communication, unrivalled industry knowledge and a proven track record of successfully settling cases relating to landlord and tenant disputes.

A year of change

The Coronavirus Act 2020 brought in many temporary changes to existing legislation regulating landlord and tenant disputes. In June 2021, the 14-month ban on residential eviction was lifted and Section 21 and Section 8 notice periods for tenants reduced; however, landlords still have to follow a more rigorous process than they did pre-pandemic and it remains a challenge to navigate a legal and regulatory landscape that continues to shift and change. Meanwhile, many tenants still suffering financially are concerned that they may lose their home. Our expert lawyers have spent much of the past year assisting landlords and tenants to come to mutually beneficial agreements, and will continue to work hard to facilitate positive outcomes.

How do we achieve this?

We offer sound legal advice to both landlords and tenants, advising of their rights and responsibilities relating to a broad range of matters and clarifying their legal positions in disputes. Whilst we endeavour to assist both parties in arriving at a satisfactory agreement, we understand that this is not always possible; our Dispute Resolution lawyers are experienced in representing their clients during court proceedings with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome.

We assist landlords and tenants with:

  • Preparation of all types of tenancy agreements
  • Common law tenancies
  • Company lets
  • Preparation and service of Section 21 notices
  • Preparation and service of Section 8 notices
  • Residential Possession Proceedings under the Standard Procedure and Accelerated Procedure
  • Preparation Associated with Enforcement of Possession Proceedings
  • Recovery of rent arrears
  • Tenant nuisance default
  • Disputes with letting agents
  • Tenancy deposit scheme disputes – please read the ‘AJH Guide to Tenants Deposit Scheme
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Lands Tribunal cases
  • Leasehold Valuation Tribunals
  • Recovery of service charges
  • Commercial Lease Forfeiture Proceedings
  • Commercial Lease Rent Concession Agreements

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant facing a dispute, our clear, high-quality legal advice will help you identify the issues at hand, weigh up the costs of litigation against the likely results, and select the best course of action. With our transparent, staged fee structure and pragmatic approach to resolving disputes, Attwaters Jameson Hill is here to help you handle disputes with confidence.

To discuss your circumstances, contact us on 0203 871 0110 or disputeresolution@attwaters.co.uk.


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