Landlord and Tenant
We understand that there may be many reasons for a landlord to end their tenancy agreement with their tenant, however, as a landlord if you wish to take possession of your property, there are strict rules that you must follow. Tenants have a right to occupation and landlords must be sure that when asking a tenant to vacate the property that the correct notices are served and relevant proceeding are issued, if necessary. When serving notice on the tenant it is vital that various technical requirements are met in order for the notice to be deemed valid. If ending the agreement is not executed correctly then it may become time consuming and costly to the landlord.
Pilkington Shaw can assist in serving the relevant notices, commencing Court proceedings to obtain a possession order, advocacy and representation at possession hearings and can assist with enforcement for orders for possession.
Deposit Protection / Tenancy Deposit Disputes
A landlord has an obligation to pay any tenancy deposits received into one of the three deposit protection schemes available. The aim of these schemes is to safeguard the deposit and to ensure that it is swiftly returned at the end of the tenancy. If the landlord fails to protect this deposit within 30 days of receipt then they are liable to pay a penalty of up to 3 times the deposit amount.
If you do not receive a certificate within 30 days of payment of your deposit then it is highly likely that you are entitled to claim compensation from your landlord.
If you believe that your deposit has not been protected, please contact our housing and property department on 0343 212 0842