Powleys are now able to offer a selection of fixed fees in respect of landlord and tenant work. We understand that your property is your investment. We work with larger, commercial landlords as well as smaller or first time landlords. Whatever the size of your property portfolio, we will work with you to best understand your needs.
In our experience, landlords prefer the security of fixing legal fees in advance and it is with this in mind that we have arranged our packages below. Our expertise in this area has meant that we are able to streamline the process and fix our prices at the most competitive rate. We are sure you will agree that they are comparable with any national or local landlord's agent.
Whichever package you choose, your matter will be handled at all times by qualified and experienced solicitors and, where possible, assigned to a single case handler.
Unlike most national firms, we do not use unqualified professionals such as clerks or paralegals so you can rest assured you will get the full benefit of our expertise.
It is crucial that a sound and thorough tenancy agreement establishes the terms upon which you agree to let your property and sets up an assured short hold fixed term tenancy. We will discuss with you some standard terms including the provisions for taking a deposit, use and condition of the property, and terms dealing with the end of the tenancy.
From 1st October 2008, all homes being let will require an EPC which we can arrange for you. The certificate provides 'A' to 'G' ratings for the building, with 'A' being the most energy efficient and 'G' being the least.
Section 21 Notice allows you to give your tenant two months notice to vacate, without needing to specify a reason. Please note that this notice cannot bring the tenancy to an end sooner than the end of the fixed term. Section 8 Notice allows you to shorten the standard notice period from two months to two weeks where there has been a breach of a relevant term of the Tenancy Agreement (such as non-payment of rent). This notice can be used to bring the tenancy to an end sooner than the fixed term where there is a relvant breach of the Tenancy Agreement.
We will draft and serve the appropriate notice of possession requiring your tenant to vacate the property. This will be accompanied by a solicitor's letter informing the tenant that they have until the required date to vacate. Most tenants will realise you are serious at this point and will vacate accordingly. In the event that the tenant still refuses to leave, this notice will form the basis of legal proceedings and it is therefore important that it has been drafted and served correctly.
Once an appropriate notice has been served, if the tenant is still refusing to leave, we will draft the claim form and arrange for court proceedings to be issued. We will then draft a witness statement on your behalf to support the claim and ensure you have the best possible chance of obtaining the required order at the first hearing.
In the event that our packages are not suitable for your requirements we will be happy to negotiate a tailored service based on our hourly rates.
We are also able to assist you with matters relating to repair, dilapidations, nuisance, boundary disputes and money judgments against guarantors.
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