Letting out property can be a great source of income. But it can also be complex and stressful. Perhaps you need to increase the rent and don’t know what’s fair. Maybe you’re having trouble getting into the property to carry out repairs. You could want your property back and need to know the right way to legally evict a tenant, or what to do if you’ve served notice and the tenant still hasn’t left. Or you may need advice on what to do with property a tenant has left behind.
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, it can be tough to get to grips with your rights and obligations. To complicate things further, there are a number of different types of tenancy agreements too. We can advise on the Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) that apply in England and Wales, as well as on Scotland’s Private Residential Tenancies (PRT). We’re also experts in resident landlord agreements, where the landlord and tenant share accommodation, as well as lets by educational institutions – student halls on campus for instance.
We can help you understand your rights and obligations as a landlord, give you expert advice on all aspects of your tenancy agreement and explain how to use it to your advantage. Whether you want to challenge or update certain terms in the tenancy, end a tenancy, or find out what to do with a tenant’s belongings, we’ll steer you away from potential pitfalls. We’ll: