Landlord and Tenant

For landlords, renting out property can be a lucrative investment opportunity. For tenants, renting is essential to provide you with a safe home. Striking a balance between these needs means that disputes are common and often frustrating for both parties. Keeping the relationship as positive as possible and fully understanding your rights is vital.

We advise tenants across Horsham, West Sussex and the south of England, providing advice about all aspects of renting a property, from drafting and reviewing tenancy agreements to conflict dispute resolution and property litigation.

We also provide advice to leasehold homeowners and freeholders on matters such as lease extension and collective enfranchisement.

If you would like information or advice from our landlord and tenant solicitors, contact us today by giving us a call or by emailing info@lewisdenley.com.

Our landlord & tenant law expertise

Our experience includes:

  • Drafting and reviewing tenancy agreements, leases and licences
  • Possession claims
  • Recovery of rent and service charges
  • Right to manage advice and disputes
  • Collective enfranchisement
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Unlawful eviction claims
  • Disputes between tenant management organisations and local authorities and Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Legal advice for tenants

For many tenants, it can feel like lease agreements heavily favour the landlord. This can be challenging for people looking to build a life and a permanent home. Knowing your legal rights can save you a lot of worry and help you find a positive solution even when it feels like your landlord has the upper hand.

We have a strong track record of helping clients restore a shaky relationship with their landlord, often helping them to avoid or stop eviction and compelling the landlord to fulfil their legal responsibilities (such as to repair the property).

We have also helped dozens of leasehold homeowners strengthen their homeownership, for example, by taking advantage of their legal right to extend their lease or purchase the freehold.

Our expertise includes:

  • Drafting and reviewing tenancy agreements, leases and licence agreements
  • Negotiating with landlords over alleged rent arrears
  • Defending possession proceedings
  • Tenancy renewals and ending a tenancy, for example, by serving notice or using a break clause
  • Dispute resolution advice over issues such as:
    • Your landlord’s responsibilities regarding disrepair and maintenance
    • Alleged property damage
    • Deposit protection
    • Alleged anti-social behaviour
    • Unauthorised subletting (including where you discover that the person you have been paying rent to is not the landlord)
    • Service charges
  • Collective enfranchisement, lease extension, right to manage, right of first refusal and other leasehold matters

Get in touch with our landlord & tenant law solicitors in Horsham, West Sussex

If you would like further information or advice from our landlord and tenant solicitors in Horsham, West Sussex, contact us today by giving us a call or by emailing info@lewisdenley.com.

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