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    Whether you’re buying or selling a home or both, our expertise extends beyond the legal to making your move as smooth as possible.

    Letting a house or flat

    Buy to let remains a popular and significant sector of the housing market. Many people see letting a house or flat as a way of planning for their retirement, generating income and capital growth. Our experienced team of property solicitors can provide you with the advice and assistance you require to make managing your property and your tenant relationship as straight forward as possible. This can help protect your property, your investment and your interests.

    We can help you with:

    • Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs) and Gas Safety Certificate advice
    • Tenancy Agreement review and drafting
    • Tenancy Deposit Scheme advice
    • Recovering Rent Arrears
    • Evicting tenants, terminating tenancies and obtaining Possession Orders

    When you are renting out a house or flat, the vast majority will fall under the heading of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. Even though the pre-conditions for creating this type of tenancy have been simplified, there are still traps for the unwary. Contact us when you are first thinking of letting a property and we can help you avoid those traps.

    We can guide you through your obligations in relation to serving prescribed information on your tenants, including EPC’s and Gas safety certificates, whilst also providing advice on the Tenancy Deposit Schemes rules and requirements. Ensuring that prescribed information is served before the commencement of a tenancy and that the deposit is protected properly is crucial in being able to evict your tenant later down the line, and perhaps more importantly, helps to ensure that you as the landlord avoid any hefty fines for non-compliance of letting legislation.

    We also recommend that you seek legal advice which we can help you with when contemplating evicting your tenant, serving an eviction Notice on them, or commencing Court Possession Proceedings. The process, forms and timings are complex, and far too often landlords face months of delays and wasted Court fee costs when doing Notices themselves incorrectly.

    If you require advice related to letting a property, please contact our property litigation team who would be happy to assist.

    Michelle Wilson - Colour - Low Res - 018

    For legal advice on letting a property

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