Landlord & Tenants

We have successfully represented various landlords in residential sectors to evict their tenants who have fallen into rent arrears. It may be the Tenant’s personal circumstances which force them to pay rent to a landlord. Sadly, this fact does not help a landlord to allow the tenant lives at his property at free of charges.

We have noticed that few tenants deliberately stop paying rent to facilitate them in the housing market. They often seek advice from the Housing Benefit adviser from the Local Authority and stop paying the rent to the landlord. This will, eventually, trigger the possession proceeding by the Landlord and the if the possession claim is successful, the Court normally issues the eviction order. With the eviction order, the Local Authority is under obligation to re house the Tenant.

It is vital for every landlord that the rent deposit should be kept in a separate Rent Deposit Account and the certificate of the same must be served on the Tenant. The valid Notice is another important issue and the notice period must be complied by the serving Landlord.  The tenancy may be in the form of Assured Short hold Tenancy and which is very common. But the tenancy may be the periodic tenancy or statutory tenancy, where the tenancy agreement expires. In both events, the Notice Period is very crucial.

In a simple Residential Possession Proceeding, our fees will start from £550 + VAT and which does not include Disbursements. Disbursements are Court Fees, Counsel’s Fess etc

Please email our Mr Abul Haque at ehaque@haqueandhausmann.co.uk for further information.