Landlord and Tenant Disputes

As a landlord, disputes with your tenants are the last thing you need. They can be costly, time-consuming and very stressful to deal with, turning what should be a sound investment into a major headache.

This is why it is important to get expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity. In most cases, landlord-tenant disputes can be resolved quickly and cost-effectively if the right approach is taken. A good solicitor can make this as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you, allowing you to focus on running your business.

At Braddon and Snow, we are experts in finding the right solutions to a wide range of disputes. We will take the time to understand your priorities and concerns, so we can offer a tailored approach that gets you the result you need in the right way for you.

Where you will need to have a continuing relationship with your tenants, we can help to resolve your dispute in an amicable way. This can help to make your life much easier in future, while still allowing you to get a positive outcome for your dispute.

Our expertise with landlord-tenant disputes

Our landlord-tenant solicitors can provide sensible, cost-effective support for the full range of issues that can arise when dealing with tenants, including:

  • Repair and dilapidation claims
  • Rent arrears
  • Antisocial behaviour by tenants
  • Eviction proceedings
  • Disputes over tenants wishing to end a tenancy early

We take a pragmatic approach to resolving disputes with tenants for our landlord clients. Our goal is to find the most cost-effective solution that fits your needs as quickly as possible, while keeping things as hassle-free as we can for you.

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How we get the right outcome for your landlord-tenant dispute while keeping conflict and cost to a minimum

Protecting and enforcing your legal rights as a landlord doesn’t always have to involve costly and time-consuming court proceedings. In fact, most disputes can be headed off swiftly and cost-effectively with the right intervention from an experienced legal expert.

There are various ways to deal with a landlord-tenant dispute and we will always prioritise whichever approach we believe is going to be most effective, swiftest and least costly for you.

Typical options include:

Letter before action

This is a solicitor’s letter than sets out the key points of the dispute as you see then, including:

  • What the dispute is about
  • Your legal position (with reference to any tenancy agreement and relevant laws)
  • The outcome you are seeking
  • What action you will take if a satisfactory conclusion cannot be reached

Often a well-drafted letter before action is enough to make the other party realise that you are serious and how strong your legal position is, prompting them to agree to a solution.

Private negotiation

In some case, if you believe your tenant’s position may have some merit, it may be sensible to enter into private negotiations with them. This can allow you to work together to agree an acceptable solution to the dispute. This can be relatively straightforward and is often something our solicitors can handle on your behalf, making things easy for you.

Court proceedings

Where your tenant refuses to be reasonable, it may be necessary to initiate court proceedings. Our landlord-tenant disputes solicitors can advise you on the potential outcomes and whether we think this is likely to achieve what you need in a cost-effective way.

If court proceedings are the best option, we can assist with making the necessary applications to the court and ensure every detail is taken care of correctly to give you the best chance of success.

Enforcement proceedings

If a court has ruled in your favour, it is sometimes necessary to apply to the court for additional enforcement action. Our team can advise on how this works and assist with making the necessary applications.

Our landlord and tenant dispute resolution fees

Being a landlord is a business first and foremost, so we recognise that keeping things cost-effective is of key importance. We reflect this in our approach, doing everything we can to keep costs to a minimum for our clients.

Many landlord-tenant disputes can be dealt with on a fixed fee basis, dependent on the complexity of the issues involved and what approach is needed. We will always provide a clear cost estimate upfront and will only deviate from this in exceptional circumstances. Where additional cost is likely to be incurred, we will always agree this with you upfront.

Find out more about our pricing.

Our other landlord legal services

As well as dealing with landlord and tenant disputes, the team at Braddon & Snow assist landlords with a range of other matters including:

Speak to our landlord and tenant disputes solicitors in Hoddesdon or Broxbourne

To discuss your landlord tenant dispute and find out more about how we can help, please get in touch: