Are you being sued by a tenant? Need help with evictions? We can help landlords with a range of matters. Call us now on 01925 351 350 to discuss your situation with an expert.
Are you being sued by a tenant, or need help with evictions? We can help landlords with a range of matters. Call us on 01925 351 350 to discuss your situation with an expert, followed by written advice and recommendations. And, in appropriate cases we may be able to work on a No Win No Fee basis.
We can help you defend:
- Claims for failure to protect deposit
- Housing disrepair claims
- Illegal eviction claims
- Landlord harassment claims
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Help With Evictions
Help with Evictions & Notices (Residential Tenants)
If you wish to evict a tenant, you will need to serve the correct notice in a valid way – this is not easy to get right. Read more about how we can help you with evictions below. And, to find out more about how much our services will cost, please see our pricing page.
Notice to Quit – Section 8
A section 8 eviction is served when a tenant has breached the terms of the lease and you as a landlord have grounds for possession. This can be served at any point during a tenancy. However, you should ensure that you only do this in appropriate circumstances. And, it must be done right as the tenant may contest any grounds stated in a section 8 notice.
Notice of Possession – Section 21
You can serve a section 21 notice even if the tenant hasn’t breached their tenancy, unlike section 8 notices. But, a notice of possession cannot be served within the fist 4 months of tenancy. The notice period can’t end before the fixed term and must give 2 months’ notice minimum to leave the property.
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Defending Tenancy Deposit Disputes
As a landlord, you have a responsibility to protect the deposits your tenants provide. If you don’t, you won’t be able to retain the deposit for damages or repairs. You will need to:
- Register your tenants deposit with a government-backed tenancy deposit protection dispute
- Protect the deposit within 30 days of receiving the deposit
- Inform your tenants that their deposit has been protected once registered
Your tenants may be able to claim 3 times their deposit amount from you if you have failed to protect it properly. In fact, we have acted in a tenancy deposit dispute worth over £30,000.
We can help you defend against these claims. Call us on 01925 351 350 to get started with your defence.
Housing Disrepair & Homes Act Claims
The Fitness for Human Habitation Act, often just called the Homes Act, is a new law which says your properties must be fit to live in. Put simply, it sets minimum standards of fitness for habitation any leased property covered by the act. Put simply, it sets minimum standards of fitness for habitation for:
- Leases in England
- Any tenancy with a fixed term of less than 7 years
The Homes Act is now in full effect, for all tenancy agreements.
So, you need to act now to make sure your property meets the required standards. Otherwise, you could find yourself with legal liability – which could be costly for compensation and legal fees.
How Chris Rudd Solicitors Can Help
Need help as a landlord? Please get in touch with us for help. We’d be happy to discuss your situation and find out what we can do for you. You can call us on 01925 351 350 or you can complete the form below to send us a message.
If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself on the wrong end of a claim where:
- The tenant is claiming the property is unfit to live in
- The tenant claims that it is in a state of disrepair, and that you have failed to put things right
Please get in touch so we can discuss how we can help you resolve the situation – we may be able to work on a No Win No Fee basis.
Low Rates and Easy Ways to Pay
We cover the whole of England & Wales, but because we’re based in the North the rates we charge tend to be lower than those further south – especially around London.
And, we know how difficult it is to budget for unexpected fees and costs. So, we offer easy ways to pay, and in some cases payment plans where you can pay us in monthly instalments.
We can get started with basic advice to ease your stress for an initial payment of only £250 + VAT, and we can go from there.
Lower Rates In The North
Because we're based in the North, the rates we charge tend to be lower in the South, but we still deliver exceptional service across the country.