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Whether you are a landlord or tenant who needs help with a tenancy dispute in relation to issues ranging from deposit disputes, to eviction and disrepair our dedicated landlord and tenant solicitors in London have the specialist expertise and experience to make it happen. No matter where you or your property are located in the UK, we can advise you on landlord and tenant law and your rights, offering support over the phone and via videoconferencing software such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Our dedicated experts can provide up-to-the-minute, effective landlord and tenant advice for clients in London and across the UK, as well as landlords living overseas. We have extensive experience with a wide range of private property disputes, so no matter how challenging your circumstances, our team can provide specialist advice with a proven track record of success.

OTS Solicitors offer a dedicated landlord and tenant litigation department, advising both landlords and tenants on their rights and forms of redress including the following:

  • Reporting Disrepair Issues to Landlords and Agents
  • Pre-action Process for Disrepair
  • Letter Before Action
  • Negotiation with Landlords and tenants
  • Filing a Disrepair Claim with the County Court
  • Offers for Rent Reductions and Compensation
  • Negotiating Early Surrenders
  • Non-protection of Deposit
  • Harassment claims
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • HMO Properties and Rent Repayment Orders
  • Submitting Section 8 and Section 21 Notices
  • Possession Proceedings

For a complete list of landlord and tenant matters, please take a look at our specific service pages for landlords and tenants.

To speak to our team in London, please call now on 0203 959 9123 or use our simple online enquiries form.

How can OTS Solicitors help?

Our specialised department can represent you in all phases of landlord and tenant law including serving a letter before action, negotiation and settlements and submitting a claim. We aim to avoid complex and lengthy litigation processes and approach each case with a view to negotiating suitable settlements and results for our clients in the shortest timeframe possible.

Why Choose OTS Solicitors?

We have a proven track record of success for our clients involving a range of legal matters in relation to landlord and tenant law. We aim to help you get the best results whatever your position, in the most streamlined way possible.

We provide the very best representation for both landlords and tenants

  • You will receive an initial telephone discussion so you can get to know your solicitor and for our solicitors to have a detailed understanding of your case before proceeding to a consultation
  • We never sell you dreams – our team will always be completely honest and realistic about the merits of your case. We will never take on a case unless it has a reasonably strong chance of success
  • We practice real fairness and transparency when it comes to costs – we will always give you clear information about our fees and a realistic estimate of our costs upfront including any potential disbursements such as court fees or enforcement proceedings
  • Your case matters – whether you are a landlord, tenant or property manager, we will always treat you with dignity and respect, while providing the best tailored legal advice for your circumstances

Find out more about OTS solicitors

Individual Services for Landlords and Tenants

We work with all types of clients, from private tenants to portfolio landlords and everyone in between. Our clients come from all over the UK, while we are based in London, we can advise on landlord and tenant law in any part of the UK.

Our team get personally involved all the way through the process to minimise any stresses. We understand that property disputes can be highly stressful for the parties involved and we aim to take on the process from start to finish to bring the dispute to a suitable conclusion, keeping you updated at each stage of the process. No matter who you are or what your circumstances, you will get the same exceptional service and legal expertise.

Our Fees

Affordability is important to our team as we believe our high quality services should be open to everyone, from tenants struggling with rent arrears, to landlords and representatives trying to minimise costs. We have a strong focus on efficiency, allowing us to keep our costs to a minimum, while never compromising on the service we provide.

We will be happy to clearly explain our fees and the likely costs involved in dealing with your requirements during your initial consultation with our team. Please contact us to find out more.

To ensure our clients have a clear understanding of the hourly rates and fixed fees we quote per  case, we have set out below the costs of our services with a range of fees to accommodate work  that spans both straightforward and complex or highly complex cases involving complex leaseholder agreements and HMO licences.

Our consultation rate is £200 (+ VAT if applicable) for a 60-minute consultation. This meeting will take place in confidence between yourself and one of our qualified lawyers to establish the full details of your specific circumstances; taking down your full instruction; we will consider all the applicable legislation, policy and any case law that will need to be taken into account in to your case; we will finally have a detailed discussion to advise on your options and merits of success in your case.

This will involve the perusal of documentation including tenancy agreements, communications between parties, agency contracts and detailed chronologies including photographic or video evidence of disrepair.

A costs-benefit analysis and a full explanation of our duties towards you will be provided, with plenty of time for you to ask any further questions for clarification before the end of the consultation.

Speak to our expert landlord and tenant team in London now

To discuss your property law requirements, we can talk with you at our offices, over the phone or online via Web Conferencing such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

To speak to our leading landlord and tenant solicitors in London, please call now on 0203 959 9123 or use our simple online enquiries form.

Your Questions and our answers about Landlord and Tenant Solicitors in London

Thank you for your enquiry.

This would depend on the circumstances of your tenancy agreement and whether you are a tenant or licensee. Usually notices need to be served on a prescribed form such as section 8 or section 21 for the to be valid notices.

For more information, you can call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

Thank you for your enquiry.

You may be in a position to challenge the rent increase and your landlord may then be required to submit a section 13 notice. You should however note that your landlord may take steps to evict you if you do not agree to the increase.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

Your landlord must get an HMO licence from the council if:

  • there are 5 or more unrelated people living in a shared house

  • there are 2 or more separate households

Your landlord can be fined and ordered to repay up to 12 months’ rent if you live in a HMO that should be licensed but does not have the necessary permissions from the council. There are remedies in the form of rent repayment orders. Our team can assist you with completing this application for rent repayment.

For more information you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

Thank you for your enquiry.

It appears that your contract has ended by way of either express or implied surrender. Usually this will be an express surrender if a document was signed agreeing the terms of leaving prior to the end of the tenancy. If both parties show intention to end the tenancy by way of certain actions, this is likely to be an implied surrender.

If you and the landlord have mutually agreed to end the tenancy this is likely to be an accepted surrender of the tenancy early. Depending on your agreement, your landlord may still claim for the outstanding rent.

For more information you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

Thank you for your enquiry.

If you had a Tenancy Agreement in place, your deposit should have been protected under a Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS). Any disputes in relation to the deposit should be resolved through this arrangement first.

Your agreement should explain the process and consequences for moving out after the agreed date or end of the tenancy. As any arrears are unrelated to the deposit itself, it is likely that it would only be taken from the deposit with the agreement of the landlord.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

It appears that you may have a case under implied disrepair legislation and landlords’ duties during a tenancy. There may also be elements of misrepresentation if the landlord or agents omitted or provided misleading information on the condition of the property.

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Thank you for getting in touch with us.

Your enquiry is being reviewed by our team and one of our solicitors will contact you shortly.

In the meantime, you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here.

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Your enquiry is being reviewed by our team and one of our solicitors will contact you shortly.
In the meantime, you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here

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Your enquiry is being reviewed by our team and one of our solicitors will contact you shortly.
In the meantime, you can also call us on 02039 599123 or contact us here

Thank you for your enquiry Ken. As you have mentioned, the legislation has changed in relation to evictions during this period and we suggest that you book a consultation with one of our team by calling 02039 599123 or emailing info@otssolicitors.co.uk

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