Landlord and Tenant

It can be extremely worrying to suddenly realise that your rental property is no longer providing you with a much needed income or that you are seemingly excluded from a property you own.

After a free initial interview Walker & Co can advise you on how we are able to resolve your issues satisfactorily, recovering your property and obtaining a judgment for any arrears of rent as quickly as possible.

We are able to assist with drawing up tenancy agreements, issuing rent demands and the appropriate Housing Act notices, issuing proceedings and representation in court.

In the event that you require bailiffs for an eviction or repayment of arrears owed we can advise and assist on these areas also.

The nature of this area of law is that our fees can be charged at each stage of the process, avoiding unnecessary legal costs.

Residential Tenancy Agreements

Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, it makes good sense to have a binding tenancy agreement in place. Not only will this highlight your rights and responsibilities but it will also help maintain a positive relationship between you and your landlord or tenant.

A tenancy agreement is a contract between a tenant and a landlord. It should clearly explain what is expected of each party, providing everyone with the peace of mind that they know where they stand.

As well as asking a tenant to sign a tenancy agreement, landlords will sometimes request a deposit before letting a property to a tenant. The deposit provides security to the landlord but should be returned to the tenant at the end of the lease, providing that the terms set out in the tenancy agreement have been met. Landlords are now legally required to place the deposit in one of three government-backed tenancy deposit schemes.

Walker & Co offers expert advice regarding tenancy agreements and deposits for both tenants and landlords. So if you have a question or would like to find out how we can help, give us a call today. Our friendly and knowledgeable property solicitors are here for you and our free first advice promise ensures that it won't cost you a penny to see how we can help you.

Commercial Leases and Licenses

Deciding whether to use or agree to a lease or a licence is an important decision. Sign the wrong agreement and you may find your rights are not protected and your business is affected.

Walker & Co advises business on setting up the right agreement for them. Drafting a lease or a licence, explaining the terms, obligations and liabilities is done free from legal jargon. Our expert lawyers work with you, deal with any problems and make sure costs, timescales and likely outcomes are clear. If your licence or lease needs to be amended, or it is time for renewal, we can help you do this as well.

Before agreeing or signing your agreement, contact us on 01709 817 112. Make certain your business is properly looked after.

Arrears and Possession Claims

In the event that your tenant ceases to pay you rent or allows your property to fall into disrepair you will be anxious to regain your property as quickly as possible whilst preserving your rights.

Our expert solicitors can advise on these areas and act in your best interests, issuing the appropriate notices, serving proceedings and representing you in court. We will keep you advised on progress and only charge for the work necessary.

We can also advise on enforcing the judgment for arrears awarded to you.

Issue of appropriate Housing Act Notice - £175 + VAT
Issue of proceedings - £175 + VAT & relevant court fee
Attendance at county court hearing - £175 plus + VAT depending on location of court
Appointment of bailiffs - £75 + VAT & appropriate fee.

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