Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Relationships between you and your tenants can easily become strained when a tenant has breached their contractual obligations. If the relationship has broken down you will need to obtain advice from specialist landlord and tenant solicitors in Cornwall.

Our solicitors are experienced in advising residential and commercial landlords on a number of issues to ensure that we can provide a comprehensive and cost-effective service to landlords. We will provide you with advice in plain english on the law, the process, the cost and the timescales involved. 

If you are a landlord and you wish to repossess the property because, for example, your tenant’s rent is in arrears, they are attempting to terminate a lease before the end of its term, they have damaged the property, they have altered the property without consent, the tenant has sublet the property or you wish to pursue possession proceedings for any other reason we can help. If you are simply seeking general advice on for example the implications of your property’s energy performance rating on your ability to rent or how to ensure that you serve a valid notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 then we will provide clear and practical advice.

We can also advise and represent commercial landlords in respect of a wide variety of matters such as enfranchisement and lease extensions, drafting and advising on leases, applications to vary the terms of leases, issues relating to management and service charges, advice on security of tenure and contracting out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, lease disputes and matters relating to proceedings in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (formerly known as the LVT).

It is often the case that landlords need advice in relation to other issues affecting land such as boundary disputes, disputes arising from easements and covenants, trespass, party wall problems and neighbour disputes. We have a wealth of knowledge on these disputes and will advise and assist you to ensure that we provide you with a comprehensive service.

Leasehold disputes can often hinge on technical issues which can trip up the unwary. Instructing solicitors early on can help to resolve a dispute more quickly and less expensively than might otherwise be the case. If you need advice in respect of a leasehold issue or are concerned that there may be scope for dispute in the future and just wish to clarify your position, then do get in touch with us.

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