Merritts offer advice on all landlord and tenant matters. If you are experiencing issues with your landlord or tenant, please get in touch with our landlord and tenant specialist, Victoria Skelton.
Has your tenant fallen into arrears with their rent?
Do you need to evict your tenant and regain possession of your property?
It is important for landlords to follow the correct law and procedure when recovering rent arrears and evicting tenants. Failing to do so could not only cost you substantially in terms of costs and lost rental income but also result in you facing a claim for unlawful eviction and harassment.
We understand that it is very important to a landlord to regain possession of their property as soon as possible so that they experience minimal disruption to their rental income. We can advise you on the quickest and most cost-effective way to achieve this by following the correct procedures.
Do you feel like you are being unfairly treated by your landlord?
Has your landlord protected your deposit? Is your landlord attending to necessary repairs? Have you been served with an eviction notice?
Landlords are under a legal obligation to protect the deposit taken at the commencement of your tenancy. If they fail to do so they are liable to pay compensation to their tenants and they are also prevented from serving certain notices requiring possession of their property. Landlords are also under an obligation to attend to necessary repairs promptly.