If you are in a property dispute, you need a good solicitor to represent you in court and provide you with legal advice. For that, you need Khan McKenzie Solicitors. We will be more than happy to help you with your property disputes, though our true specialty is property disputes.
Property Disputes between landlords and tenants can arise from all sorts of issues. Nonpayment of rent is one of the most common complaints that a landlord brings against a tenant. If the situation drags on long enough, eviction may be threatened. Other disputes involve upkeep and repair issues as well as tenants’ rights.
The easiest way to deal with property disputes is to avoid them. If you are having problems with a neighbor, make sure you know where your property line is and have it surveyed just to be safe. If you are renting, be familiar with the terms of your lease. Know what your responsibilities are as a tenant and what rights you have.
Make sure, as wither tenant or landlord, that you have a copy of all forms signed by either party. Have a formal lease agreement drawn up even if you feel that you can trust the other party with an oral agreement. While many places do consider oral agreements to be legally binding, it is almost impossible to prove their existence in the event of a dispute. Having a physical copy of any agreement reached is a simple way to protect your rights.
Another step that the tenant can take to protect themselves is to get a receipt for all rent payments. If you are paying by check or money order, the payment can be verified which makes a receipt less necessary. No matter how much you trust your landlord, it is never a bad thing to have documented proof that you have paid your rent.
Repairs and maintenance are often the responsibility of the landlord, but some tenants may assume responsibility for basic chores such as mowing the lawn. It is important to agree on the division of labor before the lease is signed and to spell each party’s duties out clearly in the lease. This prevents confusion in the future and gives both parties something to refer back to at a later time.
Landlords are required to give tenants notice before taking legal action against them. This notice gives both parties a chance to work out their dispute before taking it to court. There may be a clause in the lease that allows the landlord to take action without notice in certain situations.
Property disputes are a hassle for everyone involved. The best way to handle them is to avoid them by being familiar with your rights and obligations either as a tenant or as a landlord. If it is not possible to settle whatever disputes do arise, you will require the help of an experienced lawyer.
We are offering a full range of Property Dispute services including:
- Business Tenancies
- Repairs and Obligations
- Service Charge and Outgoings
- Rent and Rent Review
- Enforcing Lease Covenants
- Terminating Leases
- Adverse Possession
- Neighbour Disputes
Unfortunately, Legal Aid is no more available for the full range of the Property Dispute services and we are aware of the difficulties clients are facing in arranging the financial resources for property disputes. Keeping in view the financial difficulties of clients, we have tailored very reasonable and affordable costs structure for our property dispute clients. If you would like to discuss any matter related to the property dispute, please contact us through phone +44(121)794 2000 or alternatively make an Online inquiry and we will respond at the earliest opportunity. We are very flexible in arranging appointments and offer highly friendly and personalized service with very competitive costs.