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The law for a landlord and tenant


If you are experiencing trouble with your landlord, or your tenant, then you may be able to find a legal solution to your problems using landlord and tenant law. Landlords can sometimes have trouble with tenants not paying rent, or with tenants ruining their property and in these circumstances a landlord may wish to evict the tenant. If you are a landlord that has granted an assured short-hold tenancy to a tenant then you cannot evict a tenant without a possession order from a court. If you granted a tenancy before 1997 then you should consult a solicitor as there are important differences in landlord and tenant law.

Landlords wishing to gain possession of their property without expiration of the tenancy must have grounds for wanting repossession and these grounds should be cited in the tenancy agreement. Some grounds are mandatory which means that a court must grant a possession order if the ground is proven, others are discretionary, meaning the court will only grant a possession order if it is reasonable to do so, with consideration of all of the facts of the case. If you wish to get a possession order you may need a solicitor to advise you on the relevant aspects of landlord and tenant law. Landlords may also need help in drafting documents and sending to the relevant court as failure to properly follow procedure can result in the process of gaining a possession order being delayed.

On the flip side, the law for a landlord and their tenant works the other way as well. Tenants have rights which the landlord must adhere to, and the landlord must fulfil their part of the agreement. If you are unsure of your rights, let us match you to a specialist property solicitor.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on landlord and tenant law, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist property / landlord and tenant law solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding landlord and tenant law solicitors please call us on 0808 129 5759 or complete the web-form above.

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