Whether you are renting a property or you want to let our one of your own, we are more than happy to assist you in dealing with the legal technicalities.
A tenancy agreement is a contract between a Landlord and a Tenant. The main advantage of having a written tenancy agreement is that it sets out the rights and responsibilities of both the Landlord and the Tenant in a way that is legally enforceable. This can prevent future disputes because both sides know what are the position is.
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We are able to provide specialist legal advice to both Landlords and Tenants , including:
We are also able to act on your behalf in the purchase of a Buy-to-Let property.
Advising on & Drafting Tenancy Agreements
We will discuss with you the type and length of tenancy required, and any restrictions you would like to place on your Tenant. We will also ask you to consider what deposit you require, and how you want to protect it.
Once we have all the required information, we will draw up a tenancy agreement that is tailor-made to your needs , and we will explain to you any related legal issues.
If you are a tenant, we will assist you in understanding the legal implications of your Tenancy Agreement and any other paperwork involved. The usual agreement is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy which is a tenancy that gives a tenant the legal right to reside at a property for either a set period of time (known as a fixed term tenancy) or it may roll on a week to week or month to month basis (known as a periodic tenancy).
Whatever the agreement, we will ensure that your interests are protected as much as possible.
Advising on the Deposit Protection Services Available
Since 6th April 2007 , all landlords and letting agents have been required to protect their tenants' deposits by either insuring them or keeping the deposit in a custodial scheme.
If you are a Landlord, we will discuss these schemes with you to help you decide which you wish to use.
If you are a Tenant, we can explain to you your rights under the scheme which your Landlord has elected to use.
Energy Performance Certificates
From 1 st October 2008 all homes being let are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate ( EPC ).
The EPC and report must be made available free of charge by the Landlord to the Tenant or prospective Tenant.
Should a dispute arise between you and your tenant, we can advise you as to your legal rights and obligations and help you to settle the matter. If it becomes necessary, we can negotiate with your tenant, amend the tenancy agreement, commence legal proceedings and attend court hearings.
Should you wish to reclaim possession of your property, we will advise you on the correct amount of notice to serve on your tenant, and draw up the necessary documentation. Occasionally, tenants fail to leave when their notice expires, and it then becomes necessary to commence court proceedings. We can guide you through this process from start to finish, and represent you at court hearings.
Buy to Let
If you are intending to buy a property to let to tenants we will be able to guide you through the process.