Landlord advice

Buying and renting out properties can be a good way to invest our hard earned money and make additional income. However, when a tenant discovers a problem with the property, it is the responsibility of the landlord to put things right. This is when disputes can sometimes begin.

Our Dispute Resolution Department and Debt Recovery Department have a wealth of experience working with local landlords to assist in the recovery of outstanding rent arrears and disputes that can occur with the tenant. 

We provide a high-quality personal service our clients.  We work hard to get to know our clients’ and their businesses. We learn to understand their needs and ensure we always work with them to resolve any disputes or legal issues they may have in a timely and cost effective manner. .

As well as the advice provided you will also be given an estimate on the costs that may be involved. The advice and the estimate of costs will provide you with the necessary information for you to make an informed decision whether to pursue legal action.  

We act for a wide range of landlord clients. Our competitive rates will ensure that you receive an excellent service. We promise to provide you with practical advice on queries which may arise. 

This typically includes advice on the following:

  • Rent review provisions
  • Repairing obligations and dilapidations
  • Service charge provisions
  • Termination of leases
  • Tenant insolvency

We assist in dealing with a wide range of property management matters including:

  • Deeds of variation
  • Surrenders
  • Licences to alter premises
  • Licences to assign and underlet
  • Service of break notices
  • Guarantees and rent deposits
  • Leasehold enfranchisement

As well as providing advice on leases we can also provide assistance when other legal issues may arise: 

  • Advice as to types of private tenancy, e.g. the assured shorthold or assured tenancy. 
  • Formation and drafting of private Tenancy Agreements 
  • Your obligation as landlord to maintain and repair 
  • Non- payment of rent by tenants 
  • Damage to the property by tenants 
  • Notice to tenants to quit the property 
  • Possession proceedings in the County Court 
  • Bailiff warrants to remove tenants who refuse to quit the premises 
  • Meeting counter- claims by tenants 
  • Advice in relation to commercial leases 
  • Formation and drafting of commercial leases 
  • Advice for landlords as to breach of commercial leases 
  • Possession advice and action for mortgage lenders

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Ashleigh Towerton

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Mr Greenwood


“Excellent service from start to finish. I was quite nervous about the whole experience as it was all new to me but everything was made straightforward and understandable.

 I would definitely use Lamb & Holmes again if the situation arises”.

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