Disputes with tenants

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 dispute with a tenant.

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

  • Eviction of a tenant.
  • Recovery of unpaid rent.
  • Recovery of costs for “beyond fair wear and tear” to your property.
  • Serving the correct notices to bring a tenancy to an end.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of regarding your legal problem if you let out a property on an assured shorthold tenancy:

    • If you wish to deduct a sum from your tenant's deposit, you must be able to prove that the tenant caused the damage to your property and go through the correct procedures under the deposit protection scheme.
    • Taking a detailed inventory at the start and end of a tenancy can help resolve the dispute.
    • As a landlord, you must usually give tenants a minimum of two months’ notice to bring their tenancy to an end. However, if your tenant has stopped paying their rent the notice may be shorter.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your dispute with a tenant, 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, Solicitor

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    Being a landlord is not as simple as just letting people move into your property in exchange for payment. You need to ensure that any property you let is safe and in reasonable condition and you comply with all the statutory procedures.

    William Ellerton, Dispute Management

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