Disputes with landlords

How DAS Law can help you

Our experienced team of dispute resolution lawyers can provide you with practical legal advice and representation in the event of a tenancy dispute with your landlord.

These are some of the outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • Recovery of your tenancy deposit.
  • A court order for your landlord to repair damage to the rental property at their own cost.
  • Defending a claim made against you for the repossession of your property.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of regarding your legal problem if you have an assured shorthold tenancy: 

    • Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 states landlords must give tenants a minimum of two months’ notice of their eviction (this is known as a Section 21 Notice).
    • Your tenancy deposit has to be protected in a recognised deposit protection scheme.
    • If your landlord has not given you the correct prescribed information they may not be able to rely on a Section 21 Notice.
    • You may be entitled to compensation if your landlord has not properly protected your deposit or given you the right information.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your dispute with a landlord, there are a number of ways to fund your legal costs.

    Legal expenses insurance (LEI)

    If you have a commercial insurance policy this may include LEI cover. If so, your legal costs may be covered by that policy, subject to its terms and conditions. If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

    Personal LEI

    No legal expenses insurance

    Unfortunately we are unable to take on private instructions at the moment, and can only work with customers who have legal expenses insurance.

    What should I do next?

    If you have legal expenses insurance with DAS, please call us on the number listed in your policy.

    Andrew Jones

    Principal Associate (Operational)

    Learn more

    The law regarding property rentals is highly regulated and has important safeguards for tenants, and landlords have certain duties to the tenant. When these duties are breached, we can help you.

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