Landlord & Tenant, Mortgage Cases

Sheffield Landlord Solicitors

The Landlord and Tenant Act outlines the position of the landlord and their rights in situations that may arise, as well as protecting the rights of the tenant in circumstances where their position may be threatened. Maintaining a positive relationship between both the landlord and tenant is highly important and can reap many benefits for both parties.

At Alison Law Solicitors, our housing solicitors and barristers understand the needs and priorities of the tenants, as well as the property agents and landlords. For tenants, we understand the importance of having a safe place to live. For landlords, we appreciate that the main priority and concern is to protect the investment and rental income of the property. Ultimately, we aim to prevent problems, but when they do arise; our focus is on resolving the issue quickly and minimising your cost. In most cases we can offer a fixed fee basis starting from as little as £150.00.

Our range of services for landlords starts from setting up a tenancy agreement to recovering possession of a property. Given our extensive experience, we can assist landlords in defending claims arising from tenants.

How much will it cost me?

Service of Statutory Notice £200 + VAT per notice (personal service additional cost) Drafting and service of the necessary statutory notices together with merit advice.
S21 Accelerated Court Proceedings £750 + VAT (ex. disbursements)
Court fees also payable at rates fixed by HMCTS
Drafting and service upon tenant of relevant Claim form, Particulars of Claim and Witness Statement Only
S8 Standard Court Proceedings £1000 + VAT (ex. disbursements)
Court fees also payable at rates fixed by HMCTS
Drafting and service upon tenant of relevant Claim form, Particulars of Claim, drafting witness statements only.
First Possession Hearing Attendance £500 + VAT (ex. disbursements)
Court fees also payable at rates fixed by HMCTS
Attendance at Court for the first hearing only.
Document drafting for Shorthold Tenancy Agreement £750 + VAT Drafting of a standard Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement.
Enforcement for Possessions Orders starting at £300 + VAT plus applicable Court fee and bailiff fee.

What types of disputes we can help you with?

For Landlords we can assist you with a range of issues such as:

  • Defending actions by tenants
  • Disputes about repairs
  • Health and Safety Proceedings
  • Increasing Rent
  • Problems with the Council
  • Recovering Possession
  • Recovering Rent Arrears
  • Serving Section 21 Notice
  • Serving Section 8 Notice

Tenant Services

On the other hand, whilst the majority of landlords are familiar with their legal responsibilities, many tend to overlook the obligations that they owe to their tenants; whether prior to the commencement of the tenancy, during the course of the tenancy and at the end of the tenancy. Sometimes premises are not fit for habitation or need substantial repair. On other occasions landlords ask tenants to leave the premises at very short notice. We can stop illegal evictions.

Our specialist housing lawyers work very hard to ensure that an outstanding service is provided for tenants.

What types of disputes we can help you with?

For tenants we can advise you on all types of disputes including:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour Possession Proceedings
  • Defending Evictions
  • Disrepair Claims
  • Environmental Health Concerns
  • Nuisance and Nuisance based Possession Proceedings
  • Problems with the Council
  • Rent Arrears
  • Rental Possession by Private Landlords & Housing Associations
  • Tenancy Agreements
  • Tenancy Deposit Issues
  • Tenant’s Rights and Responsibilities

Mortgage

We fully understand that some people can find themselves in financial difficulties resulting in falling behind their mortgage payments. At Alison Law Solicitors, our experience solicitors can assist you with dealing with your mortgage providers and/or banks to help you resolve this problem swiftly.

We have in some of our cases successfully prevented mortgage companies from seeking or adding legal costs on your mortgage account.

We can help with;

  • Mortgage Arrears
  • Mortgage Evictions
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Mortgage Possession Proceedings
  • Negotiating arrears
  • Negotiating repayment plans

More information regarding our prices please see this link.

WHERE CAN WE HELP?

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