In February 2019, new legislation came into effect that will impact the rights of tenants and their rental agreements, including the planned abolishment of some letting fees which will now be prohibited from June 2019. Any fees listed as permitted payments will still be payable by tenants, such as rent, deposits, bills and costs incurred from making changes to a tenancy agreement (or bringing it to an end).
However, caps may be introduced to some permitted payments which will make it more difficult for landlords and agents to charge more than is legally specified for holding deposits or changes made to your agreement. If you're a landlord view our solicitors for landlords page
The new bill makes attempts to increase tenants’ rights in the UK with regards specifically to fees and standards of living, but there are many reasons for which a dispute may arise between a tenant and their landlord. At Guillaumes LLP, our dedicated team of solicitors for tenants are experienced in providing support and representation for tenants in the UK who are involved in a dispute with their landlord, and our tenancy solicitors can provide support and advice in the following areas:
- Tenancy agreements
- Deposit protection and return
- Standards of living
- Health and safety
- Fees and excessive charges
- Disputes regarding property repairs
Why Choose a Guillaumes LLP Tenancy Solicitor?
Guillaumes LLP provides bespoke and tailored services for each of our clients to ensure that we can identify the best approach to take to achieve the right outcome. We like to work closely with our clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their circumstances and identify an appropriate and effective plan of action.
We understand that legal jargon can be intimidating and take care to ensure a client-centric approach that provides transparency at every stage of the process. Whether your dispute can be resolved with mediation or requires a court order, our team of solicitors for tenants are dedicated to helping clients achieve the most desirable outcome and are experienced in supporting tenants throughout the whole dispute resolution process, including litigating in the High Court, County Courts and First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) where appropriate.
Whatever the nature of your landlord-tenant dispute, with Guillaumes LLP you will receive top-quality legal advice and support from our experienced, knowledgeable and professional solicitors for tenants.
As well as solicitors for tenants, Guillaumes LLP also boasts an experienced team of lawyers who can provide expertise in a multitude of areas, including:
Get in touch to speak to one of our expert tenancy solicitors or find out more about Guillaumes LLP.