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Disputes with Landlords and Tenants

Disputes between landlords and tenants are some of the most common within civil litigation law, with hundreds of cases reaching courts each year. Disputes between landlords and tenants can be varied, particularly in light of the legal differences between residential lets and commercial lets, but often both parties will find the dispute process emotionally draining and time-consuming.

Types of Dispute

Most disputes between tenants and landlords take place because either party has breached the terms of their contract, or because their interests with regards to a particular area of the property or the agreement itself are conflicting. Some common areas of dispute include unpaid rent, unlawful sub-letting, or disagreements about terms of a lease renewal.

There are many areas of dispute that can arise between landlords and tenants, including:

  • Rent arrears or unpaid bills
  • The termination of a lease and possession proceedings
  • Disputes regarding the condition of a property
  • Breaches of contract for either party
  • Rent and contract reviews
  • Lease renewal terms
  • Illegal sub-letting of a rental property

There are also a variety of disputes that can arise between commercial landlords and tenants. In many cases, commercial landlords have strict agreements in place regarding the use of their property by their commercial tenants or specified third parties, and a breach of agreement for any party can lead to legal disputes requiring legal advice and court action.

If you are a landlord or a tenant seeking to pursue a dispute, call Clearwater Solicitors today on 08000 430 430.