Cunningtons act for both landlords and tenants of residential property
The law seeks to strike a balance between the rights and liabilities of landlords and tenants.
For the majority of tenants, the property that they rent is their only home and they are entitled to expect the landlord to maintain the property in accordance with the terms of their tenancy agreement. Tenants are also entitled to expect their landlord to comply with the statutory obligations imposed upon them, which includes leaving leaving the tenant in peace to generally and observing the correct procedures if a tenancy is to be brought to an end.
For landlords, the rent that they receive normally represents a return on what is often a significant investment. Sometimes, the rental income is barely enough to break even after taking account of mortgage and maintenance obligations. A tenant that is refusing to pay the rent, damaging the property or otherwise breaching their obligations can therefore cause significant financial detriment to a landlord.
Irrespective of whether you are a landlord or a tenant, problems that arise in the landlord and tenant context should be addressed quickly to ensure that they do not get worse.
Cunningtons act for both landlords and tenants in
- possession claims,
- dilapidation claims,
- service charge disputes and
- the recovery of rent arrears.
If you require further information as to how we may help you resolve your dispute or to bring or defend a claim please click here to email us and provide brief details of your problem and we will contact you to discuss whether we can help you and, if so, how.