Landlord & Tenant Solicitors Leeds, Sheffield & York

Disputes between landlords and their tenants can be complex and ongoing, especially where the dispute arises due to one party’s behaviour rather than specific damage to the property. With our expert assistance, we can help you to understand your legal position and how to use the law to protect your rights.

Our specialist Landlord and Tenant Solicitors can also handle claims from other parties involved in disputes surrounding a rental property, whether you are the freeholder or leaseholder, a representative of a property management agency or housing association, a park home occupier or a site owner.

Speak to one of our residential dispute solicitors in Leeds, York or Sheffield today by calling us on 0333 323 5292 or fill in the enquiry form on this page for a prompt reply from a member of our team – you’ll find full details at the bottom of the page.

Landlord & Tenant Rental Property Disputes Explained

Residential disputes between landlords and tenants arise from a number of different causing factors, for example:

  • Behavioural – Antisocial behaviour, noise levels, nuisance tenants.
  • Financial – Rent arrears, service charges, withheld deposits.
  • Material – Damage to property, inventory disputes, property disrepair.
  • Legal – Disputes over tenancy agreement terms, unlawful eviction claims.
  • Criminal – Illegal occupation by squatters and trespassers.

The list goes on and generally speaking, any dispute between a landlord and a tenant – including illegal occupants of a rental property – can fall into this category. We can also help with other general property disputes, so if your particular situation is not listed here, please get in touch.

For landlords with a portfolio of properties, we can provide tenancy dispute services across your full estate as part of an ongoing arrangement. This includes checking existing tenancy agreements and drawing up new legally binding contracts with tenants that protect you against damage and antisocial tenant behaviour.

We can also advise on other relevant legal documents, such as management agreements, let-only agreements and guarantor forms, to protect landlords of managed properties and in the event that a tenant uses a guarantor to qualify for a particular property.

Contact Us Today

Lupton Fawcett are a leading personal and commercial law firm in Yorkshire with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

The Landlord & Tenant team are part of the wider dispute resolution team at Lupton Fawcett. We also offer Residential property Dispute advice to homeowners

We have spent over one hundred years using our legal skills to help you through difficult, complicated or emotional times.  Within every area of law, we put your interests first.

We provide a personalised service, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.

Lupton Fawcett have long been recognised for our expertise in Landlord and Tenant Disputes.

Our Landlord and Tenant Dispute Solicitors act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham.

As recognised experts in landlord and tenant law we can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.

Contact us today by phone or using the online enquiry form and a member of our team will be happy to help.  We will always respond promptly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I evict my tenant?

We would not recommend evicting a tenant without seeking legal advice, unless you are very certain of your rights as a landlord.

By consulting us first, you can make sure you follow the correct legal procedures for taking back possession of your property. This is not only fair to your tenants, giving them chance to make alternative arrangements, but helps to reduce the risk of a costly dispute, extra legal fees, lengthy delays and ultimately being unable to remove them from the residence.

What if my dispute goes to court?

Some landlord-tenant disputes are dealt with by the First-Tier Tribunal, a part of the UK court system with a broad remit that includes residential property disputes.

The tribunal can hear claims from landlords, tenants, freeholders, leaseholders, site owners and park home occupiers on disputes including pitch fees, ground rent, leasehold disputes, rent repayment orders, right to buy and other such issues.

Do residential property disputes have to go to court?

Not necessarily. Many residential property disputes are resolved or settled outside of court. For example, it might simply be a case of setting out the source of the grievance in writing, so it is clear what action needs to be taken.

Some cases can be resolved through mediation – a non-court process where both parties’ points of view are equally represented and a professional mediator helps you to find a mutually acceptable way forward.

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