Hibberts Solicitors offer first class legal advice for residential landlords
The demand for rented properties remains high. With interest rates at very low levels the income generated from rental properties makes them an attractive investment despite continued government strategy to make renting property more onerous for Landlords.
In order to protect your investment and yourself from the potential criminal and civil penalties for failing to comply with the regulations we offer a tailored residential landlord and tenant legal advisory service.
Residential lettings has become a complex area, with many traps for the unfortunate landlord. We can guide you through the maze, giving you a clear understanding of your position and obligations.
The law is heavily weighted in favour of the tenant and a landlord needs fast, clear and pragmatic advice. For instance, did you know that if you fail to register the deposit within 30 days the tenant has an automatic right to ask for the return of the deposit and up to three times that amount as a penalty? If you fail to conduct the “Right to Rent checks” you can face a prison sentence and unlimited fine. If you don’t provide a copy of the Gas Safe Certificate you may not be able to regain possession of your property.
Many years of experience acting for both landlords and tenants in the problematic area of possession proceedings allow our team to ensure you receive the right advice when you need it to secure your property.