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Landlord Solicitors in Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taff
Devonalds solicitors understand that when disputes arise between landlords and tenants they can be time-consuming, stressful and costly. We aim to help assist in resolving issues without any need for Court proceedings.
However, if negotiations fail and this does become necessary, our team of experienced and dedicated solicitors will be able to advise you of your options and keep the costs down to a minimum.
If a tenant has breached their tenancy agreement in any way, is behaving in an anti-social manner, is not paying their rent or if you simply need your property back, we are able to provide comprehensive advice on the legal process of eviction and/or claiming back any rent arrears.
Evicting tenants can be a complicated. It is always sensible to contact a solicitor before attempting to evict your tenant to ensure the specified procedures are followed, as unlawful eviction is a criminal offence.
The first stage of the process will usually involve serving a notice on the tenant under either Section 21 or Section 8 of the Housing Act, depending on your particular circumstances. The notice must be in the right legal format and should state the correct expiry date. If not, the notice could be found invalid by a Court and you would need to start the process again.
If a tenant does not leave the property by the required expiry date of the notice, the next stage of the process would involve an application to the Court for a possession order. We would be able to make this application on your behalf, drafting the court documents for you and representing you at Court, should a hearing become necessary.
Devonalds solicitors are also able to provide landlords with more general advice on issues such as the legal requirements of taking deposits from tenants, your obligations as a landlord and the different types of tenancies.
If you are experiencing any issues with your tenant or have any questions, speak to one of our knowledgeable and expert solicitors now on 01443 404700. We promise there will be no hidden costs and our initial advice won’t cost you a penny!