Landlord And Tenant Dispute Resolution
At Edward Prentice Ltd, we understand the needs of both the tenants as well as the landlords. Our primary goal is to provide cost-effective solutions that happen between both parties alike.
Protecting investment properties, as well as income, are the landlord’s number one priority. The services that we offer range from establishing tenancy agreements to regaining possession of a specific property. We also provide services that can assist the landlord in defending claims against the tenant.
- Lease renewals
- Acquisition of new leases
- Property Litigation support
- Rent reviews and other midterm events
- Service charges
- Preparation, service and negotiations for terminal schedules of dilapidation
- Preparation, service and negotiations for interim schedules of condition
- Restrictive Covenants
- Lease restructuring
The purpose of a rent review is to properly adjust any rent to the current real estate market levels. A rent review usually happens every 3-5 years. Our job is to complete the more complex areas of the review on your behalf.
In the case that a rental agreement cannot be reached between the landlord and tenant, there is a clause where you can refer the dispute to an independent expert for further review. At this point, we can prepare a line of defence and counter other representations for this purpose. We can advocate for you in presenting evidence before an arbitrator or an independent expert in conjunction with rent reviews and other negotiations.
Commercial Lease Renewals
Edward Prentice Ltd can provide advice on the many terms of a new lease and properly determine whether or not these terms can be realistically met. The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954 outlines a very strict procedure in bringing an old lease to an end. This means, there are limited grounds where the landlord can’t grant a new tenancy.
If in any case that the terms of the new lease can’t be agreed upon, there are methods for resolving this dispute including county court and PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment). In any landlord-tenant agreement, early legal advice is always recommended. Our professional team is available and prepared to take on the issues at hand.
Although we take special pride in protecting the interests of the landlords, we also provide arbitrary services to the tenant.
We believe that both parties need sufficient advice on not only the rental itself but the necessary paperwork that is involved as well. Failure to provide the necessary advice to both parties can result in a negative impact on profits as well as income.
A satisfied tenant is just as important as a satisfied landlord. You can’t have one without the other. That’s why we work with both parties to ensure that the best outcome is present to ensure the needs of both.
Whether you are a landlord or tenant, expert advice is important throughout every stage of a lease. We take pride in ensuring that both parties have the best outcome available. Our goal is to act as the mediator for any issues that may arise in real estate. From lease renewals to property repossession you can count on Edward Prentice Ltd to be there for you every step of the way.
Get in touch with our RICS chartered surveyor today to discuss tenancy dispute resolution.